Vintage Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69179
Size: 7' 8" X 10' 3"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|7' 8" X 10' 3"
|8 X 10
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
This rug is of Persian origin, particularly from the Heris village in northwestern Iran. It is of the Heriz design, a style well-known for its bold geometric designs and distinctive tribal style. This particular rug, circa 1925, falls within the vintage category and measures 7 feet 8 inches by 10 feet 3 inches. With a rust background and a main color of red, the rug exhibits a compelling combination of warmth and vibrant energy.
The Heriz rug design is a hallmark of the region, boasting a prominent medallion. The unique design is amplified by the use of high-quality wool on cotton which not only enhances the visual appeal of this rug but significantly contributes to its durability. The roots of this design can be traced back to the late 19th century when the classic "diamond on a square" medallion emerged, blending rustic village craftsmanship with the grandeur of Persian court pieces.
It is interesting to note the historical influences shaping the Heriz rug's design. Reaching as far back as the 13th century, invaders from Mongolia brought their weaving styles which have since been intricately woven into the fabric of Iran's northwestern carpet industry. Beyond the grandeur and aesthetic, the Heriz rug is a testimony to the rich history and cultural exchange that has characterized the region.
This particular Heriz rug boasts a weave that is densely piled, again, reinforcing its durability. The choice of colors within this design is limited which, curiously, is its appeal as it allows for a seamless fit into various home settings. It is especially fitting in interiors featuring woodwork.
Even as Heriz rugs maintain a high value in the global market, meticulous attention is given to the preservation of the traditional techniques used in their creation. This is perhaps one of the reasons why collectors continue to hold in high esteem their authenticity and cultural significance. This particular rug is an embodiment of these cherished attributes – telltale signs of its Heriz origin, its engaging design aspects, its quality composition of wool on cotton, and its distinct character – a reflection of the rich tapestry of cultural history.