7’6 x 10’6 pastel Antique Persian Heriz (#837)

Regular price $3,700.00

Absolutely stunning and beautifully worn antique handmade Heriz rug, produced circa 1920.

Heriz's are one of the most sought after antique rugs and the durability of this heavy rug will last for generations to come. This is such a charming and desirable rug, just look at those beautiful aqua blue corners and brilliant center medallion! The fun and pastel color ways are so
hard to come by and the art is bespoke.

This rug has coarse knotting and a lustrous and fuzzy, soft wool pile with a sophisticated geometric design.

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Fun facts: 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.

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