This durable Persian has taken a beating and keeps on ticking! Timeworn and delicious, this is a circa 1900 tribal beauty from Heriz that offers up all the character you need in an old antique rug. The natural dyes are phenomenal and the geometric design and hand knotted art work is so irresistable.
This Northwest Persian was found in New York and brought home to Blue Parakeet Rugs and we gave it some TLC to heal some of its bruises. Please see pics for reference. It is in better shape now and while it has some scars, it is ready for another century of life to show off its sexy figure!
Hand Knotted in Iran circa 1910
Made of all natural, vegetable dyed wool
(sorry, USA only. International $50 flat)
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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.