Antique Serab, Persia, late nineteenth century. A series of diamond medallions and V-shaped palmettes repeats along the soft camel ground of this crisply abstract Serab runner. In the classic Serab manner, the design is an astute blend of complexity and open simplicity. An ivory ground vinescroll border encloses the field, surrounded yet again by a reciprocal trefoil border in red and blue. An outer band with stylized plants and animals on camel adroitly reaffirms the palette and openness of the field.
Size: 3. ft x 13 ft (0.91 m x 3.96 m)