Antique Heriz & Serapi Rugs Gallery

One of the most readily recognizable Persian rugs is the Heriz. Heriz rugs, boldly colored in rust reds and blues, have rectilinear design elements rather than curvy ones found on formal Persian rugs. Most often the design focuses around a large center medallion. However, Heriz rugs without medallions may also be found. The best of the Heriz rugs have a particularly crisp look because the design elements are outlined by two lines of contrasting colors. Heriz rugs traditionally have a thick pile and heavy foundation.

These rugs are woven in about thirty towns and villages near the city of Tabiz, in Northwest Iran, Heriz being the largest. The best grade of Heriz rugs is known as Serapi. These are Heriz rugs with a finer a weave and curvier design elements. The coarser grades of Heriz rugs are known as Gorevans. The terms Heriz, Serapi, and Gorevan are named after towns. However, these terms now refer to quality rather than the actual town of origin.

Heriz rugs have been popular throughout the last century and continue to be so. Turkey and Afghanistan are source of the best rugs in the Heriz design being produced today. See the Geometric & Tribal Rugs gallery for examples of new rugs in these designs.

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Antique Tabriz Rugs Antique Sarouk Rugs Other Antique Formal Rugs Antique Bijar Rugs Antique Semiformal Rugs Antique Tribal and Other Small Antique Chinese Rugs Antique Rug Runners
Antique Karaja Rug 3 feet 0 inch(es) x 4 feet 5 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
30 x 45

Antique Heriz Runner 3 feet 4 inch(es) x 10 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Runner
34 x 103

Antique Karaja Rug 3 feet 5 inch(es) x 4 feet 6 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
35 x 46

Antique Karaja Rug 3 feet 7 inch(es) x 4 feet 6 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
37 x 46

Antique Karaja Rug 4 feet 7 inch(es) x 6 feet 2 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
47 x 62

Antique Heriz Rug 4 feet 8 inch(es) x 6 feet 1 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
48 x 61

Antique Heriz Rug 4 feet 8 inch(es) x 6 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
48 x 63

Antique Karaja Rug 4 feet 8 inch(es) x 6 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
48 x 63

Antique Karaja Rug 4 feet 11 inch(es) x 12 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
411 x 120

Antique Heriz Rug 6 feet 3 inch(es) x 9 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
63 x 94

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 1 inch(es) x 9 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
71 x 99

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 4 inch(es) x 9 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
74 x 99

Antique Karaja Rug 7 feet 4 inch(es) x 11 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
74 x 110

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 6 inch(es) x 9 feet 11 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
76 x 911

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 6 inch(es) x 11 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
76 x 110

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 6 inch(es) x 11 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
76 x 113

Antique Karaja Rug 7 feet 7 inch(es) x 9 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
77 x 94

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 7 inch(es) x 10 feet 2 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
77 x 102

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 10 inch(es) x 9 feet 7 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
710 x 97

Antique Heriz Rug 7 feet 11 inch(es) x 11 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
711 x 113

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 0 inch(es) x 10 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
80 x 104

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 0 inch(es) x 10 feet 11 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
80 x 1011

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 3 inch(es) x 11 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
83 x 114

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 3 inch(es) x 11 feet 5 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
83 x 115

Antique Karaja Rug 8 feet 3 inch(es) x 11 feet 8 inch(es)

Antique Karaja Rug
83 x 118

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 4 inch(es) x 10 feet 8 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
84 x 108

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 4 inch(es) x 11 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
84 x 114

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 4 inch(es) x 11 feet 5 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
84 x 115

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 4 inch(es) x 11 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
84 x 119

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 4 inch(es) x 12 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
84 x 120

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 5 inch(es) x 10 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
85 x 109

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 5 inch(es) x 11 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
85 x 119

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 6 inch(es) x 11 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
86 x 110

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 7 inch(es) x 11 feet 8 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
87 x 118

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 7 inch(es) x 11 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
87 x 119

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 7 inch(es) x 12 feet 1 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
87 x 121

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 8 inch(es) x 11 feet 8 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
88 x 118

Antique Heriz RUg 8 feet 8 inch(es) x 12 feet 2 inch(es)

Antique Heriz RUg
88 x 122

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 9 inch(es) x 12 feet 2 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
89 x 122

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 10 inch(es) x 11 feet 5 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
810 x 115

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 10 inch(es) x 11 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
810 x 119

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 10 inch(es) x 11 feet 10 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
810 x 1110

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 10 inch(es) x 11 feet 11 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
810 x 1111

Antique Heriz Rug 8 feet 11 inch(es) x 12 feet 6 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
811 x 126

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 0 inch(es) x 11 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
90 x 119

Antique Serapi Rug 9 feet 0 inch(es) x 19 feet 7 inch(es)

Antique Serapi Rug
90 x 197

Antique Ahar Heriz Rug 9 feet 1 inch(es) x 11 feet 7 inch(es)

Antique Ahar Heriz Rug
91 x 117

Antique Herizs Rug 9 feet 2 inch(es) x 11 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Herizs Rug
92 x 119

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 3 inch(es) x 12 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
93 x 129

Antique Oversize Heriz Rug 9 feet 4 inch(es) x 20 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Oversize Heriz Rug
94 x 200

Antique Oversize Heriz Rug 9 feet 5 inch(es) x 18 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Oversize Heriz Rug
95 x 180

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 6 inch(es) x 12 feet 8 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
96 x 128

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 6 inch(es) x 12 feet 9 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
96 x 129

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 7 inch(es) x 11 feet 8 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
97 x 118

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 7 inch(es) x 15 feet 7 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
97 x 157

Antique Heriz Rug 9 feet 9 inch(es) x 12 feet 11 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
99 x 1211

Antique Serapi Rug 10 feet 0 inch(es) x 12 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Serapi Rug
100 x 124

Antique Serapi Rug 10 feet 0 inch(es) x 12 feet 5 inch(es)

Antique Serapi Rug
100 x 125

Antique Heriz Rug 10 feet 6 inch(es) x 12 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
106 x 124

Antique Oversize Heriz Rug 10 feet 7 inch(es) x 22 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Oversize Heriz Rug
107 x 220

Antique Heriz Rug 10 feet 9 inch(es) x 12 feet 7 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
109 x 127

Antique Heriz Rug 10 feet 11 inch(es) x 14 feet 4 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
1011 x 144

Antique Heriz Rug 11 feet 4 inch(es) x 18 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
114 x 180

Antique Heriz Rug 11 feet 7 inch(es) x 14 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
117 x 143

Antique Heriz Rug 11 feet 7 inch(es) x 18 feet 6 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
117 x 186

Antique Bakhtiari Rug 11 feet 9 inch(es) x 16 feet 7 inch(es)

Antique Bakhtiari Rug
119 x 167

Antique Heriz Rug 12 feet 0 inch(es) x 14 feet 3 inch(es)

Antique Heriz Rug
120 x 143

Antique Serapi Rug 12 feet 0 inch(es) x 17 feet 0 inch(es)

Antique Serapi Rug
120 x 170