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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  • 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

    #32486
  • Fine heriz Rugs & More Oriental Carpets 32191

    Fine Heriz

    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

    #32191
  • 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

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

    Persian Heriz Rug

    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

    #31430
  • 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″

    #30709
  • 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″

    #30676
  • Antique Heriz Prayer Rug

    #30074
  • Silk Heriz Rug Santa Barbara Design Center 30026

    Antique Heriz Unique Silk Meditation Rug

    #30026
  • Rare Antique Dragon Heriz santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet 1

    Rare Antique Dragon Heriz

    8’7 x 11’4

    A wonderful antique with a strong tribal motif.

    #35996
  • Serapi Heriz 29110

    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.

    #29110
  • Serapi Heriz

    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

     

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

    Serapi Heriz 29177

    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.

    #29177
  • Serapi Heriz 29129

    3’1×14’7

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

    #29129
  • Antique Persian Heriz 28902

    9’7×13’6

    From High Mountains of West Iran

    #28902
  • Finest Turkish Hereke santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet

    Finest Turkish Hereke 28689

    8’6×11

    Hereke rugs represent the ultimate in finesse and delicacy within the antique Turkish rug production of the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

    #28689
  • Rare Antique Serapi Heriz rugs and more oriental carpet 28401-

    Rare Antique Serapi Heriz

    9’6×12’6

    Finest Rare Antique Serapi Heriz made of natural wool.

    #28401
  • Antique Heriz

    6’5 x 8’9

    #28329
  • Antique Heriz Rug

    Finest persian rug from west Iran.
    3'x2'1″
    $8,900

    #27466
  • Finest Heriz Rug

    A classic Heriz design with the best elements of both tribal and classic motifs and colors.  A vibrant medallion showcases the best of the style.

     

    12’3″ x 12’1″

    #43516
  • Fine Antique Serapi Rug | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center 1

    Fine Antique Serapi Rug

    A very rare Antique Serapi dating from the 1870’s.  The Heriz influences can be noticed in the tribal motifs in use on both the medallion and the field.  The geometric patterns in the inset are fantastically woven, and the use of camelhair provides a wonderfully luxurious air to the rug. 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

    12’4″ x 14

    #43507
  • Antique Persian Serapi Rug | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Antique Persian Serapi Rug

    Our Fine Antique Serapi Rug collection includes the most rare and desirable 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. It is rare to find a Serapi of this caliber. These carpets combine design foundations taken from many traditions. The strong symmetrical geometric designs are most likely taken from the Caucasian tradition of weaving. These large carpets were woven either in a family workshop or home. Several weavers being employed for the job, it still takes several years to complete
       12’3″ x 14’2″
    #43350
  • Fine Heriz Rug

    An emblematic Heriz from the late 1800’s.  A distinctive palette of warm colors infuse the uniquely Heriz medallion featuring a diamond-in-rectangle design.  The vibrant tribal motif creates one of the hallmarks of Heriz carpets, a melding of rustic village weaving and a grandeur that would match any Persian court weaving.

    15’7″ x 11’6″

    #43346
  • Fine-Antique-Serapi

    Fine Antique Serapi Rug

    Our Fine Antique Serapi Rug collection is considered the most rare and desirable decorative carpet 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 as they are unique and impressive. For years, Antique Serapis have been the carpet of choice in early American state and federal buildings, including the White House. These carpets combine design foundations taken from many customs throughout history. The strong symmetrical geometric designs are most likely taken from the Caucasian tradition of weaving. These large carpets were woven either in a family workshop or home. Several weavers being employed for the job, it still takes several years to complete.

    Circa 1880.

    11’10 x 13’8

    #43323
  • Fine-Heriz-Rug

    Fine Heriz Rug

    This Fine 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.

    11’10” x 15’6″

    #43301
  • Fine Heriz Rug

    Fine Heriz Rug

    Classic Heriz with the most unusual and rich colors.

    10’5″ x 8’0″

    #35319
  • Antique Heriz Persian Rug

    Antique Heriz Rug

    A classic Heriz design with the best elements of both tribal and classic motifs and colors.

    14’0″ x 8’5″

    #35923
  • Fine Ziegler Heriz (Gharajeh ) Rug

    Fine Ziegler Heriz (Gharajeh ) Rug

    A classic Heriz design with the best elements of both tribal and classic motifs and colors.

    11’9″ x 8’9″

    #35376
  • Finest Heriz Rug

    Finest Heriz Rug

    A classic Heriz design with the best elements of both tribal and classic motifs and colors.

    10’0″ x 8’1″

    #35302
  • Fine Heriz Rug

    Fine Heriz Rug

    A classic Heriz Design with the best Eeements of both tribal and classic motifs and colors.

    8'0″ x 6'0″

    #36036
  • Rare Antique Dragon Serapi Heriz Rug

    Rare Antique Dragon Serapi Heriz Rug

    Rare Antique Dragon Heriz woven in northwest Persia around the 1880.

    10’1″ x 7’9″

    #35674

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