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Antique Serapi rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, early 20th century, 9. ft 09 in x 11 ft 11 in (2.97 m x 3.63 m), Nazmiyal Collection

Antique Heriz Serapi Persian Rug, c. 1900 - The fine weave and the delicate, almost classical curvilinear drawing distinguish this from most other Serapi carpets. While it still has the bold scale and effect of the best Serapis, this lovely example combines such qualities with an usually graceful and refined sense of design. The color harmony as well harks back to classical forerunners, making this piece truly one of a kind