Antique Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69860



Size: 3' 3" X 13' 7"

SKU: J69860

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: Antique

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SKU J69860
Size 3' 3" X 13' 7"
Size Category 12 Ft - 16 Ft Runner
Shape Rectangle
Design Heriz
Origin Persian
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Rust
Accent Color Green
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age Antique
Circa 1925

From Persia, a tribal style Heriz rug dating back to circa 1925 has landed in our collection. This antique piece showcases a design characterized by geometric and botanical motifs throughout its length. The intricate configuration of symbols and patterns painted in vibrant hues tells a story of this rug's cultural heritage, meticulous detailing, and high craftsmanship. The weaving technique indicates that this product falls within the range of handcrafted objects; thus, each woven line and dye suggests its uniqueness.

The main theme of this rug is embossed on a rust background, which channels a rust-red color story resonating a wealth of intensity in its threads. The deep reds, blues, greens, and whites intertwine to create a vibrant array of colors reflecting the rug's traditional Middle Eastern or possibly Central Asian origin. This consistency of fiery and cool shades is glimpsed not only in the central field but also extends to the rug's borders and outermost edges. The borders indulge in a spirit of harmony, inspiring a sense of belonging by adhering masses of geometric designs to a unified pattern. Its outermost edge, captured in dark blue with flower-like motifs at regular intervals, enhances the overall design by providing a visual boundary between the rug's edge and uniquely patterned central area.

This woolen rug, assembled on a cotton base, scales 3'3" by 13'7". It pours out a visual story based on the Heriz design, a tale that starts from a small village in Northwestern Iran named Heris. Beyond the exceptional durability, what makes these rugs stand-out is their loud, geometric nuances beautifully woven with high-quality wool, coupled with the appeal of vibrant colors and impressive medallions. The 'diamond on a square' phenomenon can trace its roots back to late 1800s, extending to antique shapes rigorously copied by weavers to fulfill the export requirements of the Tabriz merchants. The unique blend of rustic craftsmanship and Persian court details gives these rugs the grandeur to stand the test of time while remaining versatile enough to adapt to a vast array of dwellings.

The unique wool weaving technique used in Heriz rugs can map its lineage back to the 13th century when Mongols invaded and took residence in the northwest region of Iran. Due to the cold climate, fine wool production became natural to this region and so did the crafting of warm rugs. The process thrived during the winter, propelling the wool weaving industry.

The Heriz rugs narrate a tale of cultural exchanges, encapsulating elements from neighboring Turks, Armenians, and Kurds, thus reflecting in its bold and unique angular designs. These rugs have managed to keep conventional techniques alive, preserving their cultural, aesthetic, and functional values.

Despite the substantial demand and value in the global market, the crafting process holds the essence of originality. The pile woven densely in its construction not only extends its durability but also makes them appropriate for any corner of a dwelling. Though limited, the diversity of colors suits various home settings, particularly those adorned in woodworks.

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