Vintage Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J68462



Size: 6' 7" X 9' 4"

SKU: J68462

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: Vintage

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This rug hails from Persia and embodies the traditional Heriz design. This style echoes the tribal roots of the Heris village in northwestern Iran, where it originated. Typically, the rug is composed of wool on a cotton base, aligning with the classic material choice for these rugs. This particular piece dates back to around 1920.

At first glance, the rug draws attention with its rich coral-red background. The main color of the rug, red, is punctuated with complex patterns that form an intricate ornamental design. The details are symmetrical, with elaborate motifs frequently present in Persian and Oriental rugs represented over the rug's surface, making this piece an exquisite example of its origin.

The heart of the rug's design features a large diamond-shaped medallion, delicately filled with a blend of angular geometric forms and floral motifs. This medallion is surrounded by several borders, each unraveling their narrative. The inner section of the border bathes in a lighter shade, enabling the finer details to stand out against blue, red, and tan dark outlines.

Fans of complex, mirrored designs would appreciate how the rug's patterns expand symmetrically from the central medallion to its edges. Teeming with intricacies, elongated shapes reflect each other to form a harmonious pattern brimming with decorative elements, such as flowers, leaves, and palmettes. Vine scroll motifs seamlessly link these elements.

Fine intricacies go beyond the main area of the rug, extending to several layers of patterns adorning the border. The main outer border comes alive with a repeating design, echoing the interior's complexity. While the shade is lighter here, cream or beige, the presence of rectangular and floral patterns does not wane. Smaller guard borders flank the main border, each diligently filled with detailed motifs. The rug ends with short fringes, signaling its completion.

The craftsmanship reflected in this rug is of high quality, evident through its fine weave, creating an enduring, dense pile on the rug, a signature feature of the Heriz design.

The Heriz rug serves as a beautiful testament to cultural exchange, garnering influence from neighboring tribes such as the Turks, Armenians, and Kurds. This culmination of different styles rendered the unique and bold angular designs of Heriz rugs, setting them apart from other Persian rugs.

This rug measures 6'7" X 9'4", preserving the authenticity and cultural significance of Heriz rug-making techniques that have echoed through centuries. Despite changing times, the value of these rugs in the global market endures due to their fusion of aesthetic allure and remarkable durability.


SKU J68462
Size 6' 7" X 9' 4"
Size Category 6 X 9
Shape Rectangle
Design Heriz
Origin Persian
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Red
Background Color Coral
Accent Color Ivory
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age Vintage
Circa 1920
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