Antique Persian Heriz Rug

A classic Antique Persian Heriz Rug with a thick, sumptuous pile. This piece features a large central medallion made up of smaller geometric and floral motifs and is coloured using natural dyes. This rug has slightly softer tones of red, blue, cream, gold and pink for a classic Heriz but still maintains its striking appearance.

Heriz rugs use decorative palmettes and flowers throughout their design, and this piece also includes many geometric vines to demarcate individual patternation clearly. The combination of decorative and tribal art styles used when hand knotting this carpet is a traditional feature of Heriz rugs.

Horizontal and vertical zigzags have also been woven around the carpet edges to separate the central field area and the borders. The gold colour used accentuates this. In general, many fine Persian rugs use curves and smooth lines within their designs. Antique Heriz Rugs differ in that they use both sharper angles and delineation in combination with these softer elements to create a grand and striking work of art.

Heriz is located in North-West Iran and is famed for weaving highly durable rugs. This durability is down to the weavers’ skill and because the city of Heriz is surrounded by land containing a lot of copper mineral deposits. As a result, the wool in this area has a higher naturally occurring copper content, and this helps fix the dye in place as copper is a natural mordant.

This Antique Persian Heriz Rug is both a practical and statement piece for a wide range of interiors. Its rich colour palette and high-quality wool stand out in even the most eclectic spaces whilst also being more stain resistant to soiling. The exceptional craftsmanship of this rug is sure to impress and ensures the piece will last long into the 21st century.

Size: 355 × 260 cm, 11'7" × 8'6" ft

SKU: P587

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Product Features

Colours Blue rugs, Cream Rugs, Gold Rugs, Pink Rugs, Red Rugs
Pattern Floral Rugs, Geometric Rugs
Persian Rugs Heriz Rugs, Heriz Rugs
Origin Persian Rugs

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