Old Persian Heriz CarpetRug #272
Old Persian Heriz Carpet Medallion design Wool Pile
Heriz carpets are highly distinctive, due to their very unique and distinguishable style of design. Heriz is a city located in North West Persia, near the city of Tabriz, which is one of the most historically important rug weaving centres in Persia with a weaving tradition dating back to the 16th Century.
Generally, Persian Heriz carpets display large rectilinear drawn medallions that are crisply delineated against a rich red, rust or dark blue field, and sometimes ivory back grounds are seen. The pattern is almost always geometric, although some Persian Heriz rugs have an all-over layout often with rectilinear floral motives combined with curvilinear floral forms. Since the Heriz region is not too far from the Caucasus, many Persian Heriz carpets display similar colours and motif drawings to traditional tribal Caucasian rugs. The most common supporting colours are brownish red, light and dark pink, light and dark blue, varying shades of greens, yellows and ivory. Blue and ivory are normally added to increase contrast.
Old Persian Heriz Carpet. This piece was handwoven in Heriz , Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.
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