Antique Geometric Medallion Persian Heriz Rug 72877


Size: 8 ft 6 in x 12 ft 9 in (2.59 m x 3.89 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

Intricate Antique Geometric Medallion Persian Heriz Rug, country of origin: Persia, Circa date: 1900 – Heriz rugs, named after the town of Heris in northwestern Iran (formerly Persia), have captivated rug enthusiasts for centuries with their bold geometric patterns, rich colors, and enduring quality. Our antique Persian Heriz area rug exemplifies the artistry and meticulous attention to detail that defines these rugs.

A defining characteristic of Heriz rugs is the use of a central medallion, often accompanied by symmetrical corner spandrels. These elements act as focal points, drawing the viewer’s eye into the intricate design. In earlier Heriz rugs, these medallions often depicted scenes from mythology or poetry, serving as narratives woven into the rug’s design. While the specific meaning of the medallion is difficult to discern, its presence reinforces the rich symbolic tradition embedded within Heriz rugs.

The use of color is another hallmark of Heriz rugs. A wide range of colors can be employed, and our rug beautifully exemplifies this. The red background serves as the foundation, often associated with power, passion, and good fortune in Persian culture. The central medallion and geometric borders incorporate a variety of colors, including blue, cream, and pops of green. This interplay of colors adds complexity and visual interest to the rug’s design. The specific colors chosen by the weaver could hold additional meaning. For instance, blue is often linked to the sky and heavens, while green symbolizes growth and nature.

Owning an antique Persian Heriz rug is akin to possessing a piece of Persian history. It embodies the artistic mastery and cultural significance that have earned Heriz rugs a place among the most coveted floor coverings in the world. Displaying such a rug transcends mere decoration; it serves as a testament to a vibrant artistic tradition and a conversation starter that sparks curiosity about the history and symbolism embedded within these timeless treasures. Our Persian Heriz area rug is testament to artistic skill, and a reminder of the enduring power of design choices and symbolic colors that continue to captivate collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.

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