Antique Persian Heriz Rug BB7575 11'10" × 16'4" $42,000
This antique Persian rug beautifully captures the essence of craft from Heriz. Its main field carries a central medallion surrounded by a thicket of botanical motifs. It is embraced by a series of borders where flowering climbers are the main theme. The pattern is dense yet not very intricate, kept somewhere between rural and urban aesthetics. As befits a Heriz rug, the palette consists of many contrasting colors, such as red, dark blue, dark brown and beige, which are muted for proper balance.
Although made almost one hundred years ago, this exceptional antique rug looks like it has just come down from the looms. It was carefully hand-knotted out of wool in accordance with traditional techniques. If maintained properly, the Heriz rug has a chance to serve its owners for generations without any signs of wear.
Thanks to their durability and geometric elegance enhanced by patina and rich colors, Persian Heriz rugs and Bakshaish rugs continue to attract new generations of consumers and collectors around the world. In contrast to the majority of Persian rugs, creations from Heriz have a bit coarser texture and suppler weave which goes together well with large medallion designs. It’s all part of their raw, exotic charm.
Antique Persian Heriz Rug BB7575