Heriz Handwoven Tribal Rug, J71147
Size: 7' 10" X 10' 3"
Pile Fiber: Wool
|7' 10" X 10' 3"
|8 X 10
|Nomadic Persian & Turkish
This rug originates from Afghanistan and showcases a prominent Heriz design that embodies a distinct tribal style. A central feature of the rug's visualization is its profound navy background which presents a profound canvas for the rug's comprehensive design narrative. The main color conducted throughout the rug is blue, providing uniformity to the intricate design. Wool, a popular material that furnishes practical durability and a comforting texture, is woven on cotton to create this rug. With its size being approximately 7'10" by 10'3", it can adapt to a variety of spaces.
Featuring a medley of conventional symbolism and striking color, the design of the rug is layered and sophisticated. At the forefront of the design, a dazzling navy-blue canvas outlines the decorative elements of the rug. The central blueprint of the rug orchestrates an arrangement of floral and botanical figures. Various flora, foliage, and palmettes adorn the rug’s central field, offering a lavish exhibition of form and color.
Complimentary to the main attributes of the rug is a significant central medallion that features geometric floral patterns glowing in red, pink, white, and green shades. Adjacent are smaller motifs that replicate the central design. The main border, which encapsulates the dynamic rug design, displays a recurring pattern of stylized flowers and vines. Its palette replicates the main colors of the rug, achieving unity and coherence.
Engaging the observer's eye is a chain of multiple layers in the border. Complimenting the main border, there appears narrower borders featuring more abstract patterns. Promoting the overall texture and complexity of the rug, these borders play a vital part in maintaining visual rhythm and balance. The outermost edge of the rug concludes the rug's grandeur by providing a minimalistic touch.
Originating from the Heris village located in the northwest of Iran, the Heriz design is celebrated for its arresting patterns and remarkable durability. The Heriz design reveals the weavers' ability to reinterpret antique carpet designs presented to them by Tabriz merchants. This transition can be traced back to the late 19th century. The rug reflects the lifestyle and environment of the Heriz region from where these durable rugs originate.
The craftsmanship of Heriz rugs is rooted in the historical Mongol invasion of Iran during the 13th century. The colder climate of the region aids in the production of high-quality wool that is the primary material for these rugs. Over time, the Heriz design not only engages a viewer visually but also narrates a tale of cultural assimilation, borrowing techniques and motifs from neighboring tribes including the Turks, Armenians, and Kurds.
Known for their dense piles, Heriz rugs offer longevity and can withstand intensive usage. Their color composition's simplicity endorses compatibility with various home settings, especially those featuring woodwork. Despite their global appeal, the manufacturing techniques employed in the creation of these rugs are traditional. This preservation of craftsmanship throughout the centuries solidifies their cultural importance while celebrating their unique appeal and functional durability.