8’3 x 11’ Antique Persian Heriz (#973T)

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A very playful antique handmade Heriz rug, hand woven circa 1900. Old Heriz rugs from NW Persia are one of the most sought after antique rugs and the durability of this heavy rug will last for generations to come. The fun color ways are so hard to come by and the weavers have give us beautiful, tribal art.

This piece is time worn beautifully, has coarse knotting and a lustrous wool pile with a sophisticated geometric design.

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 good 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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