On an antique ivory ground, all over pattern Heriz from Persia.
This rug was hand knotted in Northwest Persia, and is in amazing condition for its age, hand knotted circa 1930. This rug has coarse knotting and a low wool pile with a sophisticated all over geometric design. It is a vintage beauty that has timeless value and generations to go.
Heriz's are one of the most sought after antique rugs and the durability of this heavy rug will last for generations to come. This is such a charming and desirable rug, with an all over geometric design.
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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.
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