3.9 x 10.2 Antique Serab Rug, Northwest Persia, Circa 1925

I am a bit baffled at how to date this antique Serab “long rug”. It has both wool warps and wefts, generally a sign that a rug is older than 1920s or 1930s examples that might have cotton warps. It has thick, fluffy pile and a pliable handle. The palette is lighter than is typical, with an ivory field that is decorated with two mid blue medallions and camel color zig zag stripes. The spacing of the motifs is vert well done, including abstract flowers in the field toward each end and small stylized animals in the field. The light green and soft red Reciprocal Trefoil outer border is a nice feature.

Price:  Please, call Helen or Douglas at (781) 205-9817 for price or other information.