Floor art? Yes, please!!
This is a circa 1920s floral-geometric Heriz that we love. The first thing you'll notice is the color changes in the rug. We go bananas for these. Why? Because it is handwoven with vegetable dyed wool and that color change you see on the ground are batch changes, from a deep coral to a light apricot color. You see, while women were weaving this amazing rug that today is an heirloom, men were dying the wool and through different batches, different colors were created, and it simply left us with stunning art and history. This is floor art to be enjoyed.
The pile is medium and full, with all over even wear. It is in excellent condition and your toes will love the feeling of this Northwest Persian's luxurious wool.
More about this rug: Heriz rugs are known for their outstanding durability. Coined "the Iron Rug of Persia," Heriz rugs were produced in the Northwest corner of Persia, on and around Mount Sabalan. One reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. Trace copper in the drinking water of sheep produces the most desired wool for rug weaving because it makes wool that is stronger and more resilient than wool from most other areas. It is said that many Heriz rug designs are woven from memory, with intricate designs passed on through generations of artisans.