Antique Heriz Rugs

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Collection of Antique Heriz Rugs from Persia

Heriz Rugs - Originating in Northwest Persia and the Iranian province of East Azerbaijan, antique Heriz rugs from Persia include regional patterns created in several dozen towns and villages in the area. These Azeri-Turkish groups from the Caucasus were pushed south by invading Russian and Soviet forces, and the area was subject to turbulent political influences that continued through the 20th century. Turkic nomads have produced fine carpets for export and resale since the 1700's, and antique Heriz rugs continue to enjoy great popularity in Europe and the U.S. The Heriz moniker is applied to regional rugs originating in Ahar, Gorevan and several other prominent villages. This has lead to some confusion about these trade terms.

The city of Heriz is located roughly 60 miles from the legendary carpet-producing city of Tabriz. Although they are closely related in some respects, their styles remain distinct. Antique Heriz rugs are known for their thick, strong and durable structure. Unlike many areas of Persia, rugs from Heriz are made with the symmetric Turkish or Ghiordes knot, which is attached to a specially woven foundation that includes a thick cotton warp and weft. The structure is only one factor that contributes to the durability and stability of antique rugs from Heriz, which differ from their cousins, the Serapi Rugs and the Bakshaish rugs. Further, some carpets from this region are referred to as Heriz Serapi rugs. Tucked into the foothills surrounding the historically active volcano Mount Sabalan, Heriz sits on top of rich mineral reserves and some of the largest copper deposits in the world. Pastoral nomads known as the Shahsavan migrated across the area moving closer to Mount Sabalan in the summer and further away during the harsh winters. The result is extremely durable wool containing trace amounts of copper that act as a natural mordant and dye fixative.

Since the early 19th century, Heriz has been producing European-sized carpets that define the angular style of northwest Persian rugs. These classically colored carpets, including Serapi Heriz rugs, often feature a traditional pairing of crimson red and clear Persian blue, which are combined with varied neutrals. Heriz rugs often feature dense allover patterns and angular octofoil medallions surrounded by rectilinear vinescrolls decorated with a rich variety of contrasting colors.

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67 Rugs Found in Heriz Rugs

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 48243

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft 4 in
          (0.91 m x 1.32 m)
Delightfully aged, this antique Bakshaish carpet showcases the free spirited nature of authentic tribal rugs. The high contrast blue on rust makes for a truly dynamic piece.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 47228

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 4 ft 5 in
          (0.91 m x 1.35 m)
Executed with skill and finesse, this prototypical antique Persian Bakshaish rug depicts a stunning allover Herati pattern set in a formal lozenge-shaped medallion.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 45015

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 5 in x 5 ft 9 in
          (1.35 m x 1.75 m)
Woven in the Bakshaish style, this medallion rug features an elegant combination of sophisticated colors and powerful protection symbols set in a formal composition.

Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Persian Rug 44632

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 3 in x 6 ft
          (1.6 m x 1.83 m)
At the center of the rich red field a cruciform medallion in blue-black and ivory floats freely with a lavish interior embellishment of sinuous vines. Undulating blue-green cornerpieces fill out the field with elaborate arabesque detail.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 47635

Style: Persian Geometric
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft x 6 ft
          (0.91 m x 1.83 m)
This understated Bakshaish Persian carpet boasts a traditional layout, characterized by subtle earth tones and a beautifully composed allover pattern.

Antique American Chenille Rug 2685

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: American Rugs
Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft
          (1.4 m x 1.83 m)
This simplistic interpretation of a classic Serapi medallion captures the iconic ivory, burnt sienna and inky-blue color scheme.

Antique Silk Persian Heriz Serapi Rug 40829

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 9 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.45 m x 1.9 m)
This sumptuously elegant antique Serapi carpet from Persia has an allover Mina Khani pattern surrounding a small central quatrefoil medallion.

Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug 46393

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 9 in x 6 ft 3 in
          (1.45 m x 1.9 m)
Boldly decorated and beautifully colored, this exquisite antique Persian rug from Heriz features a grand lozenge medallion surrounded by rustic botanical motifs.

Small Antique Persian Heriz Scatter Rug 47520

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft 9 in x 6 ft 4 in
          (1.45 m x 1.93 m)

Antique Persian Bakshaish Carpet 48246

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 7 ft x 7 ft
          (2.13 m x 2.13 m)
Resplendent with complex and traditional design elements throughout, from the allover pattern of its field to its intricate borders, this Bakshaish rug highlights the exciting aesthetic of its style.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 46542

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 5 ft x 7 ft
          (1.52 m x 2.13 m)
Traditionally composed and impeccably woven, this antique Bakshaish rug features an alluring pallet and exceptional designs.

Antique Persian Dragon Design Bakshaish Rug 46366

Style: Persian Geometric
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 5 in x 7 ft 2 in
          (1.04 m x 2.18 m)
Drawn in an elegant less-is-more style, this quintessential late 19th century Bakshaish rug depicts a chic camel-colored field adorned with a bold dragon medallion.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 42433

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 11 in x 8 ft 5 in
          (1.19 m x 2.57 m)
An allover lattice of concentric stepped diamonds in black and various earthen tones repeats across the field of this charming antique Bakshaish from Persia.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 44150

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 3 ft 8 in x 8 ft 7 in
          (1.12 m x 2.62 m)

Sale:

  • $9,500.00
Woven in characteristically neutral colors with a subtle abrashed field and brilliant white accents, this Bakshaish features checkered patterns and traditional motifs favored by semi-nomadic herders.

Antique Persian Heriz Serapi Rug 48299

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 4 in x 8 ft 10 in
          (1.93 m x 2.69 m)
Featuring a highly angular and geometric design, this antique Heriz Serapi carpet embodies the best qualities of Persian tribal carpets.

Antique Amritsar Indian Rug 1074

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Indian Rugs
Size: 5 ft 11 in x 8 ft 11 in
          (1.8 m x 2.72 m)

Sale:

  • $4,900.00
This majestic antique Oriental Agra carpet from India adapts the classic Persian Heriz pattern with a large central medallion and cornerpieces to a soft, cool, and palette with subtle effect.

Antique Heriz Serapi Persian Rug 43247

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 9 ft 5 in x 9 ft 9 in
          (2.87 m x 2.97 m)
The bold dynamic drawing and exquisite use of color in this carpet are classically Heriz.

Antique Silk Heriz Serapi Persian Rugs 3087

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 6 ft 8 in x 9 ft 11 in
          (2.03 m x 3.02 m)
This elegant all silk antique Oriental Heriz carpet from Persia has a delicate filigree design of oval medallions and eight-pointed stars and a beautiful vine scroll border.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug 41944

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 4 ft x 10 ft
          (1.22 m x 3.05 m)
The design on this antique Oriental Bakshaish (Bakhshaish) runner from Persia is a classic Serab design on an open camel ground.

Antique Persian Heriz Rug 47160

Style: Heriz Serapi Bakshaish Rugs
Origin: Persian Rugs
Size: 8 ft x 10 ft
          (2.44 m x 3.05 m)
This archetypal antique embroidered suzani showcases a lovely assortment of vivacious botanical ornaments that artfully balance bold colors and delicate details. Combining advanced pattern-making skills and rustic rectilinear geometry, this superb antique Heriz rug has a striking appearance with strong masculine details.

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