saved for Marie
A FABULOUS WORK OF ART? YUP.
Absolutely stunning antique handmade Heriz rug, produced circa 1920.
This fun Heriz has coarse knotting with a sophisticated geometric design. Its vibrant and happy colors will brighten each day. Yes, we love that french blue too!
Heriz's are one of the most sought after antique rugs and the durability of this heavy rug will last for generations to come.
The color ways are 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. It has one small hole (see pic) that is secured from the underside.
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.