Antique Persian Heriz Carpets are known for their distinctive large-scale motifs and wide selection of palettes of warm colors, plus they are probably the most popular of the Persian village carpets. Keeping them in constant and increasing demand for the past decade. The finer older carpets have become so scarce that their value has risen significantly.
The origin of the classic “diamond on a square” medallion Heriz dates back to the nineteenth century. It is believed that the conception of these carpets were due to the Enterprising local merchants of Tabriz (one of the tribal villages that began the Heriz weaving traditions), wanted room-size Persian carpets and showed the locals scraps of fabrics of the motifs they wanted weaved and asked them to weave larger carpets. The result, the Heriz carpet, is a marvelously effective hybrid, a rustic, charming village carpet with a richness and grandeur equal to the Persian court carpets.
The richness of the antique Heriz carpets are found in their design and color. The signature of a Heriz is the large medallion that is filled with oak leaves and foliage. Older antique Heriz rugs tend to be more spacious in design, while the Heriz rugs woven in the last 60 years tend to be more densely designed.
Also the Antique rug makers were skilled masters of vegetable dyeing. While the Heriz rugs of the last 20-40 years are often chemically dyed, with the best using a mixture of natural and chemical, older antique Heriz carpets tend to have been made with pure vegetable dyes. And the antique carpet as they aged attain a wonderful patina with age.
Interior designers love Heriz carpets because of their versatility, size and richness of color. Their geometry complements modern furnishings and their warm colors and enhance antiques of all kinds. Herize Persian rugs make an excellent investment carpet because of their creative uniqueness and everlasting appeal.
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