7'7 x 11'9 Lean n Mean French Blue Antique Heriz

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Absolutely stunning antique handmade Heriz rug, produced circa 1900.

This rug measures 7äó»7äó? x 11äó»9äó?

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 french blue corners and brilliant center medallion! The fun color ways are so
hard to come by and the art is bespoke. The borders woven in is something we have not seen before. Very tribal!

We carry and collect many lovely and old Heriz rugs from Northwest Persia, but this one is one with a different twist an the artisans went in a different direction in art and design and we are left with a masterpiece to drool over.

This rug has coarse knotting and a lustrous wool pile with a sophisticated geometric design. Its vibrant and happy colors will brighten each day.

It was hand knotted over 100 years ago and produced with all natural, vegetable dyed wool. The color ways brilliant but calm because the dyes are real and they have aged oh so gracefully. The rug is low pile and in great condition, especially considering its age.

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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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