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SERAB (SARAB) Persian Rugs Properties:

Visibility: SERAB (SARAB) rugs and carpets usually have geometric patterns.

Quality: SERAB (SARAB) rugs and carpets are of excellent quality.

Size & Shapes: SERAB (SARAB) rugs and carpets come in different sizes, but the majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet). You can also find large rugs up to 10 x 18 feet.

Color: Dark red and powerful blue colors predominate, with ivory forming a beautiful contrast. Other colors such as soft green and blue and brown are found in newer carpets.

Texture: Soft wool; thin, tight pile.

Foundation: Warps are mostly cotton; wefts are either cotton or wool.

Knots:  Inspection of the back of the carpet is important because the weavers in SERAB (SARAB) use both Persian and Turkish knots. The quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but usually averages around 120 KPSI (30 RAJ).



Price: SERAB (SARAB) carpets are among the nicest looking and finest carpets. They are therefore in high demand and cost more than some other carpets. Be prepared to pay $5-$11 Per Square Foot (PSF) for a carpet from SERAB (SARAB). Keep in mind that, as a rule, the higher the KPSI, the greater is the price.

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More info on SARAB rugs at Jozan.com.
More info on SARAB rugs at JBOC's Notes.

Typical Fine Persian SERAPI (Antique SARAB Rugs)
Typical Fine Persian SERAPI
(Antique SARAB Rugs)

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Where is SARAB?

Northwestern IRAN - SERAB (SARAB)

Sarab (Serab) is a small town 636 kilometers away from Tehran, and 130 kilometers away from Tabriz in Northwestern Iran .

The district of Sarab is situated between the high mountains of Bozquosh and the peak of Sabalan, and it has mild temperatures during the summertime while it is very cold during the winter.

The town of Sarab is one of the oldest and historic settlements of Azerbaijan, Iran. An epigraph is found near the town which belongs to the Oratoey period.

The volcanic mountains which are situated around the town provide the area with many mineral water springs. It's located in the path of many tribal peoples such as the Shasavan.

The rugs of Sarab, which are also known as Serapi, have light, rather bright color schemes.

The usual adjective for "ofrom Sarab"o would be "oSarabi"o, this changed to "oSerapi"o. In 1876, about the time that Sarabi rugs were coming on the market in England, the Prince of Wales made a trip to India on the H.M.S. Serapis. The similarity of the names led to the form "Serapi" for the rugs.

IRAN Sabalan Mountain
IRAN Sabalan Mountain