Serapi Rugs | Heriz Carpets | Guide to Serapi Rugs and Carpets by Beautiful Rugs
Serapi (or Serabi) is a trade name given to better quality Heriz rugs thought to have been woven before 1900. In the United States the highest quality of Heriz rugs are called Serapi, a name that originates from the village of Serab in northwestern Iran. Better quality and finer wool such as kurk and silk were used in such rugs, which allowed the rug design to be more intricate and detailed, as well as durable and long-lasting. Characteristics of Caucasian carpets, such as rectilinear and geometric forms with bright colors with a large central hexagonal medallion or several medallions are often used in Serapi rugs. The medallion may also have staggered squares. The Heriz district is one of the main rug weaving centers around the city of Tabriz and is also influenced by characteristic Tabriz patterns with allover and flower patterns.
Beautiful Rugs has a large area traditional Pakistan Serapi (7240MM) handmade rug available that features an elaborate floral pattern, a garrus design of split leaf arabesques with round florets, stylized tulips, and Shah Abassi stylized lotus flowers that are yellow and brown on a deep red field. The central circular rosette medallion is relatively small in contrast to the large serrated pairs of leaves along its sides, and its larger floral pendants. The main border repeats the split leaf arabesques with Shah Abassi lotus flowers, but on a black background, and two bright yellow subsidiary narrow borders provide a strong contrast to the field. The floral patterns on the rug can be readily discerned, and the bright yellow straight and angular tendrils can be clearly seen on the field.