Antique Sarab Runner Circa 1902 – 311 x 100cm


Dimensions50395562 × 50394361 cm
Rug no


Size in cm

311 x 100

Size in feet

10.2 x 3.2


100% Wool pile based on wool foundation


Circa 1902

Condition & Age

Perfect, full pile




Hand woven in Iran

Number of Knots

Approx 180,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

Sarab is a town near Tabriz . The city of Tabriz and Azerbaijan province are Turkish speaking population, famous for their rugs. Sarab is 636 kilometres (395 mi) from Tehran, and 130 kilometres (81 mi) from Tabriz. Sarab is situated between two mountain near Sabalan mountain and has pleasant temperature in summer but very cold one in winter. The city of Sarab is one of the oldest and historic settlements of Azarbijan. the early Islamic period, the Jami mosque of Sarab which belongs to the 9th century AH and the spa waters such as Allah Hag. The rugs of Sarab, which are also classified among those known as Heriz, have light, rather bright colour schemes. The usual adjective for “of Sarab” would be “Sarab-i”, this changed to “Serapi”. In 1876, about the time that Sarabi rugs were coming on the market in England. The main characteristic of Sarab rugs are their runners where they use to weave all types of runners in natural beige and camel colour as the ground colour in geometric designs. The simplicity in the design and it’s sophisticated border has given this rug a very elegant look. The rug has a date which is difficult to read which could be 1320 = 1902
Origin: Iran
Size: 311 x 100
Date: dated 1902
Condition: very Good

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