Vintage Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68314

$1,240.00 Regular price


Size: 3' 4" X 10' 10"

SKU: J68314

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: Vintage

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SKU J68314
Size 3' 4" X 10' 10"
Size Category 8 ft - 12 ft Runners
Shape Rectangle
Design Heriz
Origin Persian
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Pink
Background Color Watermelon
Accent Color Navy
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age Vintage
Circa 1920

The rug at hand is an intricately designed, hand-woven textile, a Heriz from northwest Iran. Being a Persian rug, it is noted for possessing both aesthetic appeal and functional durability. It follows a tribal style, featuring a series of geometric patterns and motifs spread through the central field and borders. Made from dense piles of wool on cotton, it showcases a certain rustic craftsmanship blended with grandeur, influenced by the Persian court pieces.

The rug sports a watermelon background offsetting the main color of deep, vibrant red, encapsulating a traditional vibe. The central field and borders are laden with detailed geometric designs incorporated with varying shapes such as diamonds, stars, and cross-symbols. These designs have been infused with indigo, tan or beige hues, further embellished by splashes of white, pale blue, green, and darker blue shades. The overall harmony of the colors and designs creates a striking visual appeal, making the rug an enticing decorative piece.

Believed to be circa 1920, the rug has a long rectangular shape, measuring 3'4" X 10'10". The design comprises a classic "diamond on a square" medallion Heriz which harks back to the late 19th century. It is noticeable that certain areas of the rug have seen significant wear and fading, which could be interpreted as signs of antique value or usage over an extended period.

The history of Heriz rugs spans back to the 13th century when the Mongols invaded and settled in the region, shaping the foundation of the carpet industry. Further, the cultural mash-up of rugs was introduced by Turks, Armenians, and Kurds, whose influence is evident in the design and technique of this rug's style. The cold climate of the Heriz region has significantly contributed to fine wool production, the primary material of these rugs.

Heriz's rich tradition continues to echo in the rug with a blend of cultural exchange and age-long techniques. As an artifact of prime quality, it is truly representative of the Heriz rug production. Over the years, this category of rugs has been highly valued in the domestic and international markets for their unique blend of beauty, durability, and cultural value without losing their authenticity.

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