Antique Persian Heriz Rug
Antique Persian Heriz Rug Description:
This turn of the century antique Persian Heriz rug features an all-over design of geometric abstractions in shades of blue and white against a field of terracotta. A main border containing more geometric patterns on a dark blue background completes the look of the circa-1900 antique carpet. 19th century Heriz rugs tend to stand out within the Persian tradition. Typical designs feature configurations of flowerhead medallions, complementary spandrels and borders with angular stylized vinery, floral infill and bold geometric palmettes. Despite their origins in fairly sophisticated workshops, a strong tribal quality pervades these antique Persian rugs. Sometimes designated as "Serapi," traditional Heriz rugs often contain geometric interpretations of Tabriz designs, and despite their large size, are reminiscent of small antique Kazak rugs made by Caucasian villagers to the north. Constructed with large knots, Heriz carpets range in color from cherry red, navy blue and saffron yellow, to pale terracotta, sea foam, powder blue and ivory.