Heriz Rugs

The tradition of Persian rug weaving dates back more than 3,000 years. These Heriz carpets are named after the largest town in a district of over 30 villages, in the mountainous area of Northwest Persia, 50 miles east of Tabriz. The better semi-antique and antique Heriz rugs used the lustrous wool from the Shahsavan, a nomadic tribe residing in the nearby Elbrus Mountains. According to written records, the King of Persia commissioned an unprecedented carpet decorated with crystals, gemstones, and precious metals in the 6th Century. However, the tradition of Heriz and Serapi rugs is relatively recent. Historically, it was common for traders of antique rugs to market carpets produced in neighboring villages, responsible for Bakshaish rugs, as Heriz. Older antique Heriz rugs, echoing the famous antique Serapi Carpets from the same district, tend to be more spacious in design, while the Heriz rugs woven in the last 60 years tend to be more densely designed.

Other formats more rarely seen include allover flower or leaf antique carpet designs and occasionally a Tree of Life motif reminiscent of some antique caucasian and dragon rugs. With distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the most popular of the Persian village carpets. In constant, increasing demand for the past decades, the finer old pieces have become scarce and have risen significantly in value and esteem. The inception of the classic “diamond on a square” medallion Heriz was probably in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. It is believed that enterprising Tabriz merchants, wanting roomsize Persian carpets for export, showed local weavers the fine city rugs or maybe even scraps of fabric and asked them to weave large carpets. They are hand-knotted, employing a thick, sturdy cotton foundation with tightly packed knots, making for their well-known durability. The weavers, skilled in the more spontaneous and angular weaving of tribal origin, adapted these antique carpet designs. The result, the Heriz Rug, is a marvelously effective hybrid, a rustic, charming village carpet with a richness and grandeur equal to the Persian court pieces. Come and stop by our gallery to find Fine Antique Sultanabad carpets at 410 Olive.

 

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  • Antique Persian Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet 33840-

    Antique Persian Heriz

    Sale! $44,640.00 $22,320.00

    Antique Persian Heriz hand made from natural wool and organic dyes

    6 x 8’3

    #33840Add to cart
  • Serabi Heriz Antique rugs and more oriental carpet 33679-

    Serabi Heriz Antique

    Sale! $57,800.00 $28,900.00

    Serabi Heriz Antique hand made from natural wool and organic dyes
    9’1 x 11’7

    #33679Add to cart
  • Antique Wedding Heriz Runner rugs and more oriental carpet 43897-

    Antique Wedding Heriz Runner

    Sale! $17,950.00 $8,974.00

    Antique Wedding Heriz Runner hand woven from natural wool and organic dyes

    3’2 x 13’2

    #43897Add to cart
  • Vintage Tribal Heriz

    Sale! $26,900.00 $13,450.00

    Vintage Tribal Heriz is hand woven from natural wool and organic dyes

    310 x 19’4

    #33612Add to cart
  • Antique Persian Heriz

    Sale! $5,500.00 $2,750.00

    Antique Persian Heriz hand woven from natural wool and organic dyes.

    3×4’4

    #33301Add to cart
  • Fine Heriz Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 29096-

    Fine Heriz Rug

    Sale! $35,820.00 $19,650.00

    Fine Heriz Rug hand made of natural wool and organic dyes

    11’8 x 14’10

    #29096Add to cart
  • Fine Heriz Ziegler & Co Rugs and more oriental carpet 33212-

    Fine Heriz Ziegler & Co

    Sale! $41,000.00 $20,500.00

    Fine Heriz Ziegler & Co hand made of natural wool and organic dyes

    10 x 13’8

    #33212Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Runner Carpet Rugs and More 27818

    Antique Heriz Runner Carpet

    Sale! $13,520.00 $6,450.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition. Heriz carpets are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration

    3’8×13’8

    #27818Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz

    Sale! $13,250.00 $6,740.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition. Heriz carpets are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration

    3’9×10’2

    #28613Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center | 32811

    Antique Heriz

    Sale! $9,500.00 $3,870.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition. Heriz carpets are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration

    5×6’6

    #32811Add to cart
  • v Antique Heriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center | 32748

    Antique Heriz

    Sale! $78,800.00 $39,400.00

    This Antique Heriz is in mint condition 11×14. Heriz carpets are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration

    11×13’11

    #32748Add to cart
  • Heriz Rug | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Center 32717

    Heriz Rug

    Sale! $37,200.00 $18,600.00

    This antique Heriz rug is named after the largest town in the mountainous area of northwest Persia. It is said that Tabriz merchants who wanted room size carpets for export asked weavers to make rugs modeled after scraps of fabric. The result is the Heriz carpet, which is an stunning hybrid of rustic village weaving along with a rich grand Persian court piece.

    8’9×10’5

    #32717Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Antique Heriz

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration.

    10’6×8’2

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  • Antique Heriz Rug Santa Barbara Design Center Rugs and More 32686

    Antique Heriz Rug

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration.

     

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  • Heriz Rug Oriental Carpets | Santa Barbara Design Center 32486

    Heriz Rug

    This antique Heriz rug is named after the largest town in the mountainous area of northwest Persia. It is said that Tabriz merchants who wanted room size carpets for export asked weavers to make rugs modeled after scraps of fabric. The result is the Heriz carpet, which is an stunning hybrid of rustic village weaving along with a rich grand Persian court piece.

    7’1×8’8

    #32486Read more
  • Fine heriz Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32191

    Fine Heriz

    Sale! $15,700.00 $7,850.00

    Rare Antique Heriz Rug are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. 

    7’9×9’9

    #32191Add to cart
  • Serapi Heriz antique Rugs & More

    Antique Serapi Heriz

    Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style.

    6’11” x 9’6″

    #32011Read more
  • Majhal Sampler Rugs & More

    Antique Bakhshayesh

    Sale! $6,800.00 $3,900.00

    Ziegler was a famous designer who had the most unique designs of all. This one is a sampler and was made to sample out of larger rugs.

    3’4×3’5

    #31978Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Rugs & More

    Antique Heriz Juval

    This is a lovely rare Antique Heriz Juval with distinctive large-scale motifs and a wide ranging palette of warm colors, the antique Heriz carpet is probably the most popular of the Persian village carpets.

    1’5×3’11

    #31971Read more
  • Persian Heriz Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 31430-

    Persian Heriz Rug

    Sale! $19,000.00 $9,500.00

    Persian Heriz Rug are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. 

    Size: 8’6 x 11’2

    #31430Add to cart
  • Antique Heriz Rug with a Unique Field. A piece of genuine authentic woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Heriz Rug with a Unique Field

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration.

    4’9″ x 6’2″

    #30709Read more
  • Antique Heriz Rug. A piece of genuine authentic antique woven carpet art sold by the Santa Barbara Design Center, Rugs and More.

    Antique Heriz Rug

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan.  Heriz rugs are one of the most famous rugs from Iran, because of their very unique and distinguishable style. Antique Heriz carpets are prized for their elegant patina and rich colors that are often attributed to the area’s copper-rich water. Regal terra-cotta reds, clear Persian blues and creamy accent colors are synonymous with the region’s unmistakable coloration.

    7’6″ x 11’3″

    #30676Read more
  • Antique Heriz Prayer Rug

    #30074Read more
  • Silk Heriz Rug Santa Barbara Design Center 30026

    Antique Heriz Unique Silk Meditation Rug

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  • Rare Antique Dragon Heriz santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet 1

    Rare Antique Dragon Heriz

    Sale! $60,000.00 $29,899.00

    8’7 x 11’4

    A wonderful antique with a strong tribal motif.

    #35996Add to cart
  • Fine Heriz Rug with Natural Dyes and Hand Spun Wool Santa Barbara Design Center Fine Rugs Hand Knotted long lasting easy to care. lowest price guaranteed.

    Fine Heriz Classic rug

    Sale! $16,848.00 $8,424.00

    6’4 x 9’3

    Heriz are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan. Heriz carpets are durable and hard-wearing and they can last for generations.

    #29624Add to cart
  • Serapi Heriz 29110

    Sale! $14,850.00 $7,990.00

    3’2 x 17’8

    Prized for their strong geometric style, fine construction and rich colors, the carpets of Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish are regional cousins that share mutual origins.

    #29110Add to cart
  • Serapi Heriz

    Sale! $49,780.00 $28,750.00

    Our Fine Serapi Heriz is considered one of the most desirable of room size decorative carpets found in the market today. These works of art are woven in a distinct style that is found in the Heriz region. The larger scale and spaciously placed designs are what differentiates these carpets from others. For years, Antique Serapis have been the carpet of choice in early American state and federal buildings, including the White House.

    11’11 x 18’2

     

    #29095Add to cart
  • Serapi Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet 29177-

    Serapi Heriz 29177

    Sale! $35,900.00 $17,950.00

    10’5×14

    Serapi Heriz antique rugs, which are attributed to the village of Serab, are considered to be some of the finest examples from this region.

    #29177Add to cart
  • Serapi Heriz 29129

    Sale! $8,954.00 $4,890.00

    3’1×14’7

    elegant, softly colored and richly patterned carpets continue to attract new generations of consumers and collectors.

    #29129Add to cart

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