Window Watch – June 5, 2013

Posted on June 11th, 2013 by Joshua Kebabian


#35336 - Serapi - 9 x 11.6 - Afghanistan

#35336 – Serapi – 9 x 11.6 – Afghanistan

Edgar Allen Poe once stated, “The soul of the apartment is the carpet.”  The stunning tribal Afghan Serapi displayed in WINDOW LEFT  measures 9 x 11.6.  This Serapi was hand-knotted in northern Afghanistan by Hazara women.  The Serapi was hand-knotted using vegetally dyed, Ghazni wool.  A Kebabian carpet is always a piece of art.  It makes a statement by producing its own individual “vibe”.

The name Serapi is derived from the village of Serab, located in the mountainous district between Tabriz and Ardebil, in northwest Iran.  Serapis always make their own unique statements.  The large  and strong medallions usually rest on lightly colored fields filled with smaller, cheerful designs of upbeat colors.  The amount of detail in each individual element is breathtaking.

The four red  “scorpion” elements emanating from the central medallion represent knowledge.  The two guard borders of floral vines are simply lovely, while the main border is bursting with bright colors and patterns.  Imagine the Serapi as a skilled symphony – the medallion as the “forte”, the guard borders as the “piano” and the  main border is performing the “mezzo forte”.  All of these elements come together to make a piece of  beautiful “music” that will warm your home.


#35336 - Fine Damask -  9 x 11.4 - Pakistan

#35336 – Fine Damask – 9 x 11.4 – Pakistan

The absolutely gorgeous, fine Damask in WINDOW RIGHT measures 9 x 11.4.  It was hand-knotted in northern Pakistan by  master craftsmen of the Punjab.  The Damask is an overdye.  Kebabian’s over-dyes are produced by the carpet being hand-knotted, washed, clipped by hand, given an antique finish and then finally soaked in a bath of monochromatic dye til the desired shade of color is achieved.  After this process is completed the carpet is rewashed.  The color is intense, yet the design is still visible.  Kebabian’s overdyes come in a vast array of colors.

The damask design dervies its name from the fine patterned fabrics produced in Damascus (Syria) during the Middle Ages.  This gorgeous Damask is ablaze with blue.  The elegant design is set off perfectly by the border filled with detailed leaves set in a curvilinear pattern.

Primitive or sophisticated – all Kebabian carpets create music that you will want to live and dance on!  Kebabian’s Carpets, “Rugs That Make A Home!”

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