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Heriz - Circa 1950 : 12' x 9'2"

Heriz - Circa 1950 : 12' x 9'2"

Heriz - Circa 1950 : 12' x 9'2"
Heriz - Circa 1950 : 12' x 9'2"
Heriz - Circa 1950 : 12' x 9'2"
Heriz - Circa 1950 : 12' x 9'2"

Regular price: $6,700.00

Sale price: $3,350.00

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NameHeriz - Circa 1950
Size in feet 12' x 9'2"
Size in meters3.5 x 2.7
Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)100% Pure Wool
Type of fabricationHand-knotted with Senneh knots (asymmetric)
Country Made InIran (Western Asia)
Design OriginPersian
ConditionPre-owned semi-antique in very good condition.
Carpet IDVTR1
Sizes Are Approximate. Photos Are Representative And Not Necessarily Exact For Color
New Rugs Are Of The Highest Quality In Its Category And Are Handpicked Overseas By The Bashir Family
A Brief History of Heriz Carpets

Heriz carpets are among the most recognizable rugs of Iran because of their distinctive monumental designs and the expressive power of their angular drawing. These carpets are made in the town of Heriz in north-west Persia and the surrounding villages. They have a very direct appeal, being extremely decorative in design. Many are exuberant geometric designs with a dominant central medallion or have an overall design with a field of geometrically stylized floral forms. Bright colors: brick reds, burnt orange and tangerine – all shades that come from maddar dyes – and blues predominate, set off by contrasting shades of beige, ivory and yellow ochre. The bold wide borders are a defining characteristic, consisting of flower-heads that are found in many variations: angular, geometric and naturalistic. Relatively near Tabriz, Heriz was also caught up in the late nineteenth-century revival period. The vigor and strong colors of Heriz proved extremely popular with the western taste of that period and blended in perfectly with their decorating schemes. They are just as popular today and are relatively easy to acquire. Interestingly they are more in demand in the West than in Persia, as Persians tend to prefer slightly finer woven carpets.

About Antique Carpets

Older carpets (antique or vintage) are rugs that date back to the last 100 years. Rugs that are 50 to 99 years of age are referred to as semi-antiques.

They are typically crafted with hand-spun wool and eco-friendly organic dyes, which have a luminous surface, providing an illusion of depth. They have a wonderful patina and character which cannot be usually captured in a newer piece. Each antique carpet is different, as they are found in every type of home and add warmth to pristine and minimalist spaces.

Oriental & Persian carpet designs began to change at the turn of the 20th century, as Western influence expanded across the Middle East. At the time, the native cultural designs began to lose their authenticity because their ability to maintain traditional designs diminished. As the Industrial Revolution came about, preserving traditional master craft techniques became more of a challenge.

Tips for Collectors
  • Antique rugs are made of natural fibers such as, wool, cotton and silk. New rugs are made from a variety of fibers including synthetic and natural fibers such as, mercerized cotton, faux silk often called "Art Silk", silk blends and artificial fibers such as, olefin.

  • If the rug has signs of wear but still appears to be vibrant, this is an indication of a genuine antique carpet.

  • For insurance purposes, you should always obtain a Certificate of Authenticity from the dealer, which should include the size, origin, age, style, materials, knot density, condition and estimated retail value.

  • An authentic Oriental rug will not have a brand name associated with it and it will not be hand-tufted.

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