View Our Collection of Long and Narrow Serab Rugs from Northwest Persia

Serab Rugs provide fine lengthy rugs or runners having a characteristic camel ground and lozenge-formed medallions. These rugs are woven within the village of Serab, located near Heriz in Persia. They are utilized as a trade reputation for certain kinds of Qashqai weaving, for example, Mecca Shiraz.

The angular type of antique carpets from Serab bears some resemblance of tribal Bakshaish rugs and individuals produced by Kashgai weavers. These decorative runners are typically produced in the county of Saraband also the eponymous city, which is situated in the northern province of East Azerbaijan, also referred to as Azarbaijan-e-Sharqi.

The Serapi designation is very questionable. Although fine rugs created in neighboring Heriz are frequently offered as Serapi rugs worldwide, they’re typically offered as Heriz carpets in the united states. The standard rugs from Serab feature a stretched out a composition that’s bounded by ornamental borders. Local styles favor bold lozenge formed medallions and angular floral motifs which are usual for Persia’s northwestern region.

Although camel-colored fields are the most typical, mulberry red backgrounds and brick-colored fields will also be common. The camel fields of antique Serab rugs are typically accented with Persian blue motifs and tricolor patterns which include robust blues, warm terracotta reds, and sunny yellows. Color palettes utilized in antique Serab rugs are usually somber and slightly oxidized, causing them to be well suited for complementing American decor. Unlike the big-room sized rugs from Heriz, antique rugs from Serab typically feature a stretched out runner-style format.

From time to time, large room-sized rugs will also be found. The elongated size antique Serab rugs are typically connected with carpets which were created for Persia’s domestic market. While these sizes were better for Persian consumers, they’re also good for decorating hallways and visually portioning spaces inside a room or behind furniture plans. The country style, soft colors, and elongated format make antique Serab rugs particularly helpful in the current interiors.


A little village nestled within the Sabalan mountain range in northwestern Iran, Serab hosts a number of skilled tribal weavers who crafted artful, geometric rugs. While their remote location managed to get hard to have fun playing the bigger global rug trade, their isolated territory permitted their talent to build up noticeably unencumbered by commercial influences. The initial characteristics of those rugs were determined partially by their everyday use, partially by the kind of recyclables they’d available, and partially through the centuries-old artistic influences of nearby villages and nomadic groups.

The rugs woven listed here are usually built inside a runner format, although area and room sizes are available in fewer quantities. These were chosen to make this method to accommodate their houses at that time, that have been considerably longer and clearly narrower than individuals in the western world, where architecture had evolved differently and it was more suitable for room or area sized rugs. The look of these runners typically displays lengthy lozenge formed fields ornamented with crenelated, gemstone formed medallions which run across the vertical axis. Supporting them without anyone’s knowledge are frequently elaborate, latticework designs that resemble the Jali screens present in Persian and Iranian architecture – crisscrossing patterns that interweave, creating honeycomb or fence motifs.

Frequently built of camelhair, they’re frequently presented with a unique unadorned camelhair outer border which varies in dimensions from piece to piece. Rugs woven from camelhair provide a unique appeal, both aesthetically and tactilely. The yarn was most frequently homespun in the weaver’s own camels and bears an incredibly soft and vibrant earth-toned palette. These highly considered weavings are not only seen as visually engaging and different inside the arena of antique Persian carpets but additionally highly resistant against put on with time.

The weavings of Serab are broadly relevant in lots of offices and home settings and therefore are especially searched for after for his or her subdued and tranquil impact on interior planning. Their peaceful and restrained palette of mainly earth tones, ivory, and indigo hues, are available either complimenting a Southwest interior aesthetic, or a variety of interior styles from traditional to contemporary. From time to time Serbs are available without their signature camelhair, using the famous reds and blues-based in the most of antique Persian carpets.

The very best Serab carpets are very finely crafted, with abnormally fine knotting and delicate lines for village rugs. They’re also exceedingly rare. Because the bigger rug trade was expanding within the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the marketplace favored much deeper, better quality colors which were not usually present in Serab weavings and therefore fewer pieces were created. However, through our comprehensive network carefully established over 37 years, our collection at Claremont features a comprehensive variety of camel hair runners, in addition to area and room-sized pieces, so we invite you to definitely visit our collection both on the internet and personally.