Large mesmerizing vintage Persian Heriz carpet from NW Persia.
Exceptional color palette with pastels on a red and grayish black field. Some age softening of colors.
A good amount of abrash (variegation in dye batches producing tones of colors); abrash, most prevalent in village and tribal rugs, creates a painterly effect — as if the weaver was painting on a large canvas.
The condition is excellent with almost no signs of wear on the wool pile. An extremely thick and plush rug, it is quite heavy, well over a hundred pounds.
Fringes and side cords are in excellent condition.
Vintage and 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.
The rug can be used in a high foot traffic area of the home or under a table and chairs.
Main colors are red, grayish black, olive green, soft blue, brick red, ivory, salmon, and several other subtle shades.
Exact size is 12 ft. 10 in. by 8 ft. 5 in. 1970s.
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. This carpet was woven near Ahar.
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.
Shipping within continental U.S. is $99 with FedEx. (Very large, thick and heavy carpet.)
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