Just In – Serapi (Heriz) Style Rugs
These one-of-a-kind Indian made area rugs, in sizes 6′x9′, 8′x10′, 9′x12′ & 10′x14′, have been flying out the door since we first received a shipment at the end of last year. Our Portland NW Rugs showrooms just received a limited but ample number yesterday and they are sure to go fast as well.
The original Serapi rugs were manufactured in what was known as the Sarab region of Persia, now located in Azerbaijan and northern Iran. Original Serapi rugs were created in the villages of Serapi, Sarab, Ahar, Heriz and Gorevan.
The Serapi rug can be traced back to the beginning of Persian handmade rug production in 5,500 B.C., but it was not until the mid-19th century that Persian rugs began to be exported around the world.
Before these rugs became an export item, they were used only in the villages in which they were produced. The Serapi rug was known as a Sarab until export of the textile began. A number of reasons are given for the name change, including an incorrect translation by American merchants.
Another reason commonly given is related to a visit by the Prince of Wales to India in 1876 on the ship the Serapis. Some believe the ship gave its name to both the rug and the region.
Often carrying a central medallion motif, the Serapi rug is hand woven and knotted using symmetrical knots pulled right. The Serapi rug is known for its strength and durability.
Being such a popular design well suited for a variety of home design and decor styles (Arts & Crafts, Eclectic, Modern, Traditional, etc…) rug weavers in India are crafting wonderful versions of these hand knotted, 100% wool rugs.
Check out this video about a beautiful antique Serapi rug:
Visit any one of the NW Rugs showrooms to select a Serapi style hand knotted rug for your home or office. They will make a welcome addition, provide that finishing touch, to your home and decor.
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