Antique Persian Heriz Brown Handmade Wool Rug BB2018 9'6" × 12'0" $12,000
An early 20th century Persian Heriz antique rug, the light brown field with staggered rows of stylized botehs and palmettes in shades of ivory and darker brown within a dense serrated leaf and geometric flowerhead border.
Prized for their pronounced geometric style, impeccable execution and saturated color palettes, Persian rugs, also known as Serapi rugs, and Bakshaish rugs are in a class of their own. These mesmerizing carpets are regional cousins from northwest Persia, thus they share mutual origins. The northwest part of Persia is the area straddling the Caucasus mountains and Caspian sea, bordering with South Asia. It includes parts of Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Therefore, Persian Heriz rugs and Bakshaish rugs represent the convergence of different cultures, from the Kazakhs and Khazars to the invading Mughals. In the past, the Northwest Persian district comprised of dozens of villages and niche communities hidden in the shadow of towering mountains and steep valleys which formed a stable carpet-producing network that has survived until this day and maintained its prestige thanks to the awe-inspiring Persian Heriz rugs and Bakshaish rugs.
Antique Persian Heriz Brown Handmade Wool Rug BB2018