A FABULOUS WORK OF ART? YES!
Absolutely stunning antique handmade Heriz rug, produced circa 1900. This fun Persian with rectilinear design has coarse knotting with a sophisticated geometric art. Its superb color ways will brighten each day. And YES, we love that french blue too! The natural dyes are remarkable atop this rug, and the organic variations and shades of the dyes are exquisite! This NW Persian has aqua, sky blue, indigo blue, coral, tan, steel gray, rust and melon. We don't often see these colors with Heriz rugs and it definitely keeps it distinct.
The durability of this heavy rug will last for generations to come. The color ways are brilliant but calm, because the dyes are real vegetable dyes. The rug is low pile and in AMAZING condition, especially considering its age.
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.