Vintage Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68247



Size: 9' 6" X 12' 1"

SKU: J68247

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: Vintage

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SKU J68247
Size 9' 6" X 12' 1"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Heriz
Origin Persian
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Brown
Background Color Tuape
Accent Color Chocolate
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age Vintage
Circa 1960

The rug in question is unmistakably a Persian Heriz, hailing from the Heris village in northwestern Iran. Noted for their distinctive style and exceptional longevity, Heriz rugs are emblematic of the region, characterized by their use of bold geometric designs, vibrant coloring, and high-quality wool.

The Heriz rug design rose to prominence during the late 19th century, but its roots are steeped in history, tracing as far back as the Mongol invasion of the 13th century. Influenced by Mongolian settlers in the northwest region of Iran, the Heriz rug also represents a manifestation of cultural exchange with neighboring tribes like the Turks, Armenians, and Kurds. This amalgamation of influence is clearly visible in the bold, angular designs that set Heriz rugs apart from other Persian artifacts.

The rug referenced here, having been crafted circa 1960, emanates a vintage aura. The wool-on-cotton material composition has a soothing taupe background. The carpet's central design showcases an intricate, diamond-shaped medallion, a defining characteristic of the Heriz style. Lifted from the backdrop are ornate motifs of floral and geometric characters. The medallion is encompassed by numerous layers of delicately crafted borders filled with smaller floral and geometric patterns. Its substantial primary border exhibits a recurring leaf and vine pattern, flanked by narrower borders housing smaller iterative motifs.

Executed with unparalleled precision and skill, the rug offers a sense of depth and embossment through its strategic use of contrasting tones that highlight the motifs' contours. The dense pile construction, another hallmark of Heriz rugs, enhances their durability and lifespan.

A testament to traditional craftsmanship, the Heriz rug continues to preserve its cultural significance and artisanal authenticity despite its popularity in the global market. Its limited spectrum of colors pairs harmoniously with diverse home settings, especially ones featuring woodwork. Resilient, elegant, and steeped in cultural history, the Heriz rug remains an enduring icon of Iran's northwest carpet industry.

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