Vintage Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68250



Size: 6' 4" X 9' 1"

SKU: J68250

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: Vintage

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SKU J68250
Size 6' 4" X 9' 1"
Size Category 6 X 9
Shape Rectangle
Design Heriz
Origin Persian
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Brown
Background Color Mocha
Accent Color Chocolate
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age Vintage
Circa 1960

The rug under consideration is a vintage rug of Persian origin, specifically from the Heriz region. It features a traditional tribal design, with exquisite geometric motifs running along its length and breadth. Nestled as the rug's showpiece is a widely-recognized motif of a diamond situated centrally within a square. This distinctive design was born in the late 19th century but borrows its roots from an era stretching even further back in time. The design adopts this eye-catching approach with shades of mocha and beige to create a hard-to-miss, elegant plethora of complexity and intrigue.

The striking geometric patterns, complemented by a large medallion at the center, form the detailed narrative of the Heris village's rich historical tapestry in Iran. The rug not only excels in its aesthetic design but also stands as a testament to the Heris village's rich history of rug making that began around the late 19th century under the influence of Tabriz merchants. This rug represents a perfect marriage of rustic craftsmanship of the villagers and grandeur of Persian court designs that were traded extensively during this time.

It's fair to say that elements from neighboring communities such as the Turks, Armenians, and Kurds have also found their way into the Heriz designs. This intermingling of various influences over the centuries has created a visually striking mix of unique and bold motifs, which clearly sets the Heriz rugs apart from their contemporaries.

Beyond the captivating design elements and their representation of cultural exchange, this rug's durability is another notable aspect. Constructed on a woolen-cotton base in the backdrop of a cold climate, the rug possesses dense piles that augment its lifespan, ensuring it withstands the span of time and continues to enhance the aesthetics of its surroundings.

Crafted in the 1960s, this 6'4" X 9'1" rug is a perfect token of survival and adaptation. Even decades after its creation, the rug continues the legacy of Heriz, preserving the age-old techniques and standing the tests of time. Its subtlety of colors does not overwhelm the eyes, making it a fine match with different home settings, especially where woodwork has a central role.

With every woven thread, Heriz rugs encompass a diverse range of applications, whether it's for maintaining the warmth that its wool provides during the cold spells in Heriz or the pleasure of owning a unique blend of historical influences. To this day, Heriz rugs are held in high regard, showcasing a confluence of beauty, cultural vibrancy, and durable functionality in the global market. The rug under consideration embodies all these attributes of Heriz rugs, prevailing as a vintage piece of aesthetic interest and cultural significance.

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