This antique Heriz rug hand knotted over 100 years ago has exceptional artistic merit throughout with phenomenal vegetable dyed wool colors. The rich french blue ground, the rectilinear design and the condition it is in after all this time, you can just sit back and stare at the beauty before you. Borders are bold and beautiful on a deep indigo blue ground. The intricate detail, design and color ways simply make this rug so outstanding and a more sought after rug.
Many years of enjoyment to go with this hand knotted and durable rug from circa 1900-1920 antique. It took years to weave and what was left was a unique masterpiece, from a tribe in Heriz that made a super distinct and joyful woven rug.
This Northwest mountain tribal rug is in superb condition with lightly scattered wear. The saturated and lovely vegetables dyes have abrash (variation) throughout, showing off the old world wool, how it was dyed and used on the loom.
We have this heirloom at a phenomenal value compared to brick and mortar pricing. This is an original and fine Oriental rug to be loved and treasured.
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Fun facts: Heriz rugs are known for their strength & 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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