10 x 13.2 | All-Encompassing Rusty Clay Northwest Tribal Dream Antique Heriz/Serapi Rug | Sebastian
*All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 10 x 13.2
Pile: Low with patina
About: This rustic dream is damn there a masterpiece. Rarely do you find these high-end rugs from the Northwest mountainous region contain a similar border and field color. This adds to the lofty and airiness of the rug for being so powerful and bold in design. Striking medallion design with huge corners spandrels filled with an absolutely beautiful midnight blue with abrash of teals and blue-greens. Plenty of antique beige and chocolate/mocha highlights to add some earthy and neutral tones. Really great soft sky blues to add a lightness to it, and wonderful salmon/rose tones that also soften this piece up. The main color in this rug is beautiful variations of rust and clay notes, with even some warm blush. Masterful workmanship with great wool used to weave this. Perhaps the most noteworthy and hard to ignore element of this rug is the artistic drawing (design) and geometric motifs. The vine and branch-like elements really add nice movement to this piece. What you want in pieces like this is space and the use of negative space to help insinuate all the other beautiful geometric designs. Lastly, this rug is filled with lovely and natural abrash which is the irregularity and variation of colors in dyes. All in all, this rug is sensational. It has some super minor touchups and ancient and remarkably well-done restoration that must have been re-woven by an expert. This is, of course, to be expected with antique rugs, and the thing that sets rugs apart is how well they are done - these are done incredibly. I've pointed some out in the photos. I could talk about this rug for many moons, but I'll just leave it at this for now!
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available.
Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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