Large mesmerizing antique Persian Heriz carpet from NW Persia.
This is a real antique Persian Heriz carpet woven with natural dyes.
Considering the age, the condition is good with quite a bit of scattered wear, and one area with very notable wear. Although there is visible wear, there are no holes or worn thin areas compromising the strength or integrity of the rug.
Fringes and side cords are in surprisingly very good condition with modest wear.
Antique Heriz carpets are a great favorite of interior designers as they match beautifully with a range of decors.
Natural wool woven onto natural cotton. Last photo with Morgan silver dollar shows the back of the rug.
Despite its age and wear, the rug can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home.
Main colors are red, white, green, salmon, several shades of blue, black, butter yellow, and an olive.
Exact size is 11 ft. 5 in. by 7 ft. 10 in. 1920s.
The Heriz or Serapi medallion design is one of the most popular in the world, and originated in the northwest of Persia. This motif favors a large central medallion and a wide elegant border.
These rugs are well known for their durability and have been popular with collectors for over a century. Natural wool woven onto natural cotton in the mountains of the Heriz Province.
This is an authentic Heriz rug from Persia. These rugs are produced in the villages scattered across the slopes of Mount Sabalan, northeast of Tabriz.
One of the alleged reasons for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan is sitting on a major deposit of copper. Trace copper in the drinking water of the sheep supposedly produces high quality wool. The copper makes the wool stronger and far more resilient than wool from other areas (so the claim goes).
Heriz rugs originate in towns such as Ahar, Heris, Mehraban, Sarab, Serapi, Bakhshaish, and Gorevan.
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