An antique Persian Heriz with it's own flair. This century old rug has a distinct character flanked with an amazing central medallion and surrounded by geometric fabulous-ness (we know it is not a real word, but it makes sense, right?) This rug just strikes us with everything its got.
It sits on an ivory ground, has coral, teal, tan, peach, madder red, and the central medallion and border ground color is actually a deep indigo blue (even though it appears black ).
This low pile rug is from Northwest Persia and is hand knotted with all natural dyes.
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:: 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.
Known as the best tribal pieces, this antique Bakhshayesh offers so much. Hand woven over a century ago in Northwest Persia, this large runner offers a bold design with rich natural dyes. In fact, these are what these types of rugs are known for; always bold, geometric, dynamic, and abstract. The rug was produced not far from the Caucasus, which helps to account for the qualities they share with the rugs of that region, such as the lustrous wool that is coarse and ever durable.
Bakhshayesh rugs are considered among the finest examples of Persian rugs and they are hard to find. We're proud to have this rug in our collection and to offer it at non brick and mortar pricing!
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