Large Bold Persian Medallion Heriz Rug — 9 ft. 8 in. by 6 ft. 5 in. — $789

 

 

 

 

 

Gorgeous old Persian Heriz carpet from NW Iran. This rug is out of a European estate. Almost no signs of wear and overall condition is excellent. Even the white cotton fringe, often the first part of a rug to show issues, is in superb condition.

These are rugged rugs and very resilient to wear.  Last photo, with Morgan silver dollar, shows the back of the rug.

Stunning art for your floor!

The Heriz or Serapi medallion design is one of the most popular in the world, and originated in the northwest of Iran. This motif favors a large central medallion and a wide border. This one displays a rich mix of colors including crimson, orange gold, blue, ivory and olive. 1960s. Exact size is 9 ft. 8in. by 6 ft. 5 in., which is an excellent size for most living and dining rooms.

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 Iran — not a knockoff from India of dubious quality. (Very common now — especially with the embargo against Iran.)  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 explanation goes). Heriz rugs originate in towns such as Ahar, Heris, Mehraban, Sarab, Serapi, Bakhshaish, and Gorevan.

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(HE0094     O263)

 

 

SOLD — Large Grand Persian Medallion Heriz Rug — 11 ft. 5 in. by 8 ft. $969

 

 

Gorgeous old Persian Heriz carpet from NW Iran. This rug came out of a European estate.

Because it was dusty, I had it professionally washed soon after snapping the photos. Colors are perhaps a little brighter after the wash but no real changes –other than it is clean and dust free. The fringes are also a little whiter although they were not bleached. (Bleaching weakens the cotton and causes long term problems.)

Some scattered minor wear (penultimate photo) but overall condition is very good. Some minimal abrash (color variegation) in the reds and blues, which lends the carpet a painterly effect. (The faint line crossing the rug in the 3 wide shots is a shadow from an overhead cable.) These artistic and traditional Persian Heriz rugs are rugged and very resilient to wear.

Stunning art for your floor!

The Heriz or Serapi medallion design is one of the most popular in the world, and originated in the northwest of Iran. This motif favors a large central medallion and a wide border.  This one displays a rich mix of colors including reds, indigo blue, light blue, ivory, gold and olive. 1940s – 1950s. Exact size is 11 ft. 5 in. by 7 ft. 11 in., which is an ideal size for most large living and dining rooms.

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 Iran — not a knockoff from India of dubious quality. (Very common now — especially with the embargo against Iran.)  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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The price is $969. Shipping is $69 within the U.S. — or free local pickup.

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(HE0093     O283)

Fantastic Qashqai Leopard — Cheetah Rug — 6 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 4 in. –$729

 

 

Wonderful condition with almost no signs of wear. Dramatic stalking gold feline on red field. Stylized flowers surround the leopard or cheetah, all framed with tan corners and black and ivory border.

Some abrash (color variegation from different dye batches) in the red field, with which the weaver creates an artistic painterly effect. A small dye diffusion, barely noticeable, from an earlier wash, is the only flaw.

Large wild cats are a traditional Qashqai motif but they almost always depict lions. In regards to condition, quality, artistic detail, this carpet is exceptional. (Out of my personal collection.)

Woven by the Qashqai tribe in the Zagros Mountains of southwest Iran. 1960s — 1970s. 100% wool. The size is  6 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 4 in.

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Price is $729. Shipping is $43 within the U.S.

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(Q0084       O50)

Plush Old Geometric Hamadan Rug — 7 ft. by 5 ft. $415

 

Plush vintage triple medallion village rug from central Iran. Thick wool pile with minor wear. Some wear on one fringe and a little normal wear on the side cords. 1930s.

Natural wool on cotton warp. Two stylized human figures on the blue-black primary field.

The rug was professionally washed. No signs of any bleeding or dye problems when it was washed. A very solid rug that could be used anywhere — including a high foot traffic area. Most likely woven by a Kurdish or Azeri weaver in the Hamadan district of Iran.

Ends and side cords remain in very good condition– especially considering the age. Mainly or all natural dyes with the orange possibly a pleasantly muted synthetic. (Tribal weavers often used a commercial orange with local ‘organic’ dyes even a hundred or more years ago.)

Really solid rug with tons of tribal charm that could be plopped down in a high foot traffic area of the home.

Fantastic art for the floor! .

Excellent size for many spaces in the home! Exact size is  7 ft. 1 in. by 4 ft. 10 in.

Please email me with questions or to arrange a purchase. The price is $415. Shipping is $45 with the continental U.S.

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(KU0060   O24)

Large Persian Isfahan Floral Medallion Rug — 12 ft. by 8 ft. — $849

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Classic Persian floral medallion rug from the beautiful garden city of Isfahan, Iran. (Also, Esfahan). Very good overall condition with only a few scattered spots of inconsequential wear.

Traditional Isfahan colors with several shades of blue, crimson, black, ivory, cream, silver, and peach. It is difficult to find these large floral rugs in such great condition.

Exact size is 11 ft. 10 in. by 7 ft. 9 in. A vintage Persian carpet, most likely from the 1970s. This rug is ready to roll out inyour home. Natural wool pile on natural cotton warp.

This Isfahan Persian carpet is $849. Shipping is $69 or free with a prearranged local pickup.

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(I0016          O188)

Large Persian Tabriz with Mahi Motif and Magenta Diamond — 11 ft. by 8 ft. — $949

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Striking Persian carpet from Tabriz in northern Iran. Fabulous condition!

The field design surrounding the central ivory medallion is a form of the intricate Herati arabesque that decorates many rugs in the Middle East. In the Tabriz area it is also known as a ‘mahi’ design–or fish–because the details in the pattern look like a school of fish flashing by.

I have had a few of these mahi Tabriz carpets over the years but they were typically pretty worn. This one is in fantastic condition with only the slightest hint of wear in a couple of tiny spots inside the amazing magenta diamond. The fringes are in absolutely pristine condition on both ends; white and unworn. Long cotton fringes often get nicked up and soiled in the life of a handmade carpet.

This is an amazing motif, in my opinion, with its combination of field details, its central floral medallion, and its elegant wide borders–all enfolded by a magenta geometric diamond that jets across the rug like a lightening bolt.

The motif is sometimes copied in Pakistani rug workshops; however, they tend to work with a completely different color and dye palette, and also employ different weaving techniques. Because of this, distinguishing the Persian Tabriz carpets from their Pakistani imitators is typically straightforward.

Exact size is 11 ft. 1 in. by 7 ft. 9 in. A vintage rug from around the 1970s but in spectacular condition. There is some lively abrash (variegation in dye colors) in the dark indigo blues of the borders. The rug displays a mix of natural and quality synthetic dyes. The blues and some of the accent colors are natural while the neon magenta and orange colors cannot be duplicated with vegetable or natural dyes.

Price of this Tabriz carpet is $949.

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(T0043     O1)

SOLD — Kurdish Tribal Bidjar Rug from Iran — 8 ft. 5 in. by 4 ft.

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Very heavy handmade runner from northern Iran. Dazzling colors across a dark field (nearly black), a central medallion and two wing medallions in navy blue, red lions, botehs (the figures that look like floating amoebas), and wide violet – rose borders.

Stylized tree-of-life motifs. These rugs are believed to symbolize the royal Persian courts of antiquity. Lions, of course, are associated with Persian history and royal leadership.

Very good condition with minor wear. Woven by Kurdish or Azeri village weavers on a home loom. Generally sold as Bijar rugs– which are dense, heavy rugs created by Kurdish weavers in western Iran. 1960s.

The boteh design originated in Kashmir, migrated into Persian rugs several centuries ago, and eventually was copied by the British textile industry to become known as Paisley (after the Scottish town where it was produced in large volumes). The boteh remains an important design element in many Persian rugs.

Exact size is 8 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 10 in. Natural wool woven onto cotton. Quite dense and heavy. Very good choice for high foot traffic area as it will not shift around as some carpets will if walked on vigorously.

Price is $475. Shipping $55 (very heavy rug). Or free local pickup.

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(NV0001 i13)

Sarabi Heriz Persian Tribal Runner — 11 ft. 4 in. by 3 ft. 5 in. — $439

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Dazzling geometric village runner from the area around Sarab in Northwest Iran. This borders Azerbaijan and the Shirvan carpet region so there are many shared characteristics.

Wonderful olive greens and assorted blues, and outstanding quality dyes.

Condition is very, very good with minor pile wear. A bit of wear & tear on the cotton fringe of one end. A very solid and well crafted piece of tribal art.

Exact size is 11 ft. 4 in. by 3 ft. 5 in. Out of a German estate. 1960s. Natural wool pile on natural cotton warp.

Price is $439. Shipping is $43 or free pickup.

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(SR0006     O66)

Persian Kashan Medallion Rug — 7 ft. by 4 ft 5 in. — $385

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Classic Persian Kashan run with tomato red field, central medallion, and floral corners and borders. A bit of abrash (color variegation due to different wool dye batches), which lends a rug painterly qualities. The abrash is in the red field as shown in photo 2. Definitely woven in Iran — not a Pakistani or Indian copy.

Excellent overall condition for a vintage rug. Minor repair on the side cord, which is not even visible. Wool on cotton warp. 1960s. The last photo shows the back of the rug and you can see that it is a very dense and finely knotted carpet. Exact size is 6 ft. 11 in. by 4 ft. 5 in.

Extremely solid and you could place it in a high foot traffic area if need be.

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Price is $385. Shipping is $35 within U.S. continent.

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(K0034 O48)

Resplendent Persian Geometric Village Rug — 12 ft. 7 in. by 5 ft. 3 in. — $695

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Vivid geometric tribal rug with red, blue, green, ivory, orange and black in a dazzling array around triple medallions. Expansive size at 12 ft. 7 in. by 5 ft. 3 in. — and 100 % natural wool. North Persian Kurdish or possibly Azerbaijan. Side cord is more like a Heriz or Sarab but the rug is all wool, and generally weavers use cotton for the warp in those areas. 1960s.

Some light wear and color abrash (variegation in color due to different dye batches). Faint fugitive dye in parts of the fringe. Fairly heavy rug but a softer weave so might not be perfect for a high foot traffic area. A simple mesh pad would help to hold it in place on slippery wood or tile floors. Fantastic village rug — out of my personal collection. Mind altering art for your floor!

Price is $695.     Shipping is $49 with free pickup an option.

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(MS0010 G5)

Fantastic Qashqai Lion and King Battle Rug — 8 ft. 2 in. by 5 ft. 4 in. — $849 SOLD

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Wonderful condition with no signs of wear. Dramatic royal hand to hand combat between lion and king. Pairs of male and female lions in each corner. The female lions (similar to white domestic cats) appear to be under attack by the male lions– echoing the center struggle. Fantastic abrash (color variegation from different dye batches) in the red field . Various birds and icons float around the center combat like mesmerized spectators.

This is a traditional Qashqai motif but rarely seen as they are the least common of the lion rugs. In regards to condition, artistic detail, and size –this is by far the best one that I’ve ever come across. (Out of my personal collection.)

This rug displays one of the most dramatic pictorial rug designs that you will encounter. Woven by the Qashqai in southwest Iran. 1970s. 100% wool. Impressive size at 8 ft, 2 in. by 5 ft. 4 in. Most of the Qashqai tribal rugs woven with this design are considerably smaller.

Price is $849.  Shipping will be $38 in continental U.S. Free pickup is an option.

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(Q0098 O200)

Heavy Persian Gabbeh Rug — 7 ft. 8 in. by 6 ft. 7 in. — $659

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Bold authentic Persian gabbeh rug woven by tribal Qashqai weavers. 100% natural wool. Thick and heavy! This is not one of the Indian knockoffs that are light and poorly woven but try to mimic traditional Persian pieces and their color palette.

Fairly square at 7 ft. 8 in. by 6 ft. 7 in. Excellent overall condition with little signs of wear. 1970s. This is a rug that could be placed in a high foot traffic area. Galloping Great Danes? No problem. This rug will hold its own. Kelim style ends are tucked and sewn underneath for protection.

Price is $659. Fairly heavy rug — shipping in continental U.S. is $69. Free pickup is an option, too.

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(G0036 O94)