Vintage Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J69226



Size: 9' 0" X 11' 2"

SKU: J69226

Pile Fiber: Wool

Surface: Pile

Age: Vintage

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SKU J69226
Size 9' 0" X 11' 2"
Size Category 9 X 12
Shape Rectangle
Design Heriz
Origin Persian
Style Tribal
Sub Style Nomadic Persian & Turkish
Primary Color Green
Background Color Coral
Accent Color Chartruse
Pile Fiber Wool
Foundation Fiber Cotton
Construction Handwoven
Surface Pile
Age Vintage
Circa 1925

The rug under discussion is an antique piece of Persian origin, presented in the Heriz design, a distinctive style commonly associated with tribal craftsmanship. Its background exhibits a shade of coral, wherein the main color of the rug surfaces as red. The rug's vintage appeal is further complemented by its content - wool on cotton, lend it an added layer of authenticity. Unique in its craftsmanship and unraveled in its beauty, this rug represents an era of the 1920s, offering a glimpse back into its interesting history and culture.

Upon an inspection, one cannot overlook the complex pattern and the myriad of colors adorning the rug. At its core is a large medal-like, diamond-shaped figure, significantly illustrating intricate geometric and floral motifs that enhance its overall appeal. Adding to its allure are a series of smaller, similar shapes that echo the grandeur of the central medallion. The central field of the rug, rich in a deep red hue, follows the same pattern, complemented by a spectrum of lighter shades such as cream, black, and sage green.

An equally ornate border seamlessly encapsulates the rustic charm of the rug, contributing to its bountiful essence. Designed in a layered pattern, the primary border is the widest and displays a repeating pattern of what appears to be a tune of floral elements and geometric shapes. The border palette constitutes the same color scheme as the central field, albeit with more emphasis on the background color, thereby setting it apart from the rug's main design.

The rug's aging attributes are yet another fascinating feature. A certain degree of color variation displayed enhances its vintage charm, thereby indicating that the rug has accrued some age over the years. The art of rug weaving reflects a high level of craftsmanship, which is elegantly exhibited through the rug’s symmetrical design. This rug makes a definitive statement that is timeless in its appeal and tells a tale of traditional rug weaving expertise, adding warmth and elegance to any interior setting it adorns.

Possessing a rich history, the Heriz design traces back its roots to the village of Heris in Northwestern Iran. This design is particularly celebrated for its dependency on geometric figures and bright colors. Moreover, these rugs are known for their exceptional durability, ensuing from the high-quality wool used in their creation. The inherent "diamond on a square" pattern characteristic of Heriz rugs dates back to the late 19th century. The pattern was introduced into the weaving tradition by weavers striving to recreate antique carpet designs presented to them by merchants from Tabriz. The historical influence of the Mongols, who settled in Northwestern Iran's area in the 13th century, is also apparent in the rug design's evolution.

A layer of cultural exchange forms a significant part of Heriz rugs' story. The design and techniques are shaped by influences absorbed from neighboring tribes, including the Turks, Armenians, and Kurds. This mix of influences is instrumental in creating a unique and bold angular design, setting Heriz rugs apart from other Persian rugs.

Traditionally, Heriz rugs are known for their dense piles, contributing considerably to their durability and long lifespan. The colors incorporated in these rugs are limited, resulting in an aesthetically pleasing blend. Although popular and highly sought after worldwide, Heriz rugs have successfully managed to retain their unique traditional weaving techniques, thus, maintaining their authenticity. The beautiful rug examined here is no exception. Created with attention to detail and a reflection of rich historical influences, this rug offers a stunning representation of time-honored traditions and craftsmanship.

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