Phenomenal Antique Persian Heriz Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa date: 1920 – The precise symmetrical patterns and pleasing contrasting colors of this antique Persian Heriz rug exhibit celebrated elements of the best Persian rugs. At once both handsome and elegant, this rich antique Persian Serapi rug displays characteristic leaf, vine and floral elements that were rendered in a the geometric design approach. The unparalleled beauty, elegance and aesthetic authenticity of this captivating rug design and weave are compelling and uplifting in visual appeal.
The rich regional beauty and allure of the Northwestern Persian mountainous region inspired the creation of unique antique Persian Heriz, Serapi and Bakshaish rugs. The pure elegance, sophistication and aesthetic value of these antique rugs have retained their authentic purity throughout subsequent centuries.
Numerous clusters of mountain villages and deep valley communities joined to form a long-enduring and renowned carpet weaving network. Today, more than ever, the distinctive precise geometry and unequaled compositional balance of these rug designs prevail in these unequaled ingenious works of consummate fine art.
The elaborate and artistically superb antique Heriz, Serapi and Persian Bakshaish carpets that we know today, were mostly woven in the Persian district of Heriz, mostly during the 19th century. They have always gained acclaim for their generous proportions and their characteristic geometric patterns with authentic tribal origins. These stunning carpet designs have also become world renowned for the excellent quality of their materials, weave, dynamic or subtle coloration and intricate detail.
Persian rug weavers at work in the northwestern regions of Persia and the Azerbaijan province mixed naturally sources color dyes that produced extraordinary arrays of colors. These stunning hues ranged from the most dramatic and flamboyant to the ultimate delicate, subdued tonalities. The presence of copper in some carpet dyes created, enriched the full blown colors as well as some of the light, airy shades. Exemplary rug weavers also included neutral un-dyed wool in their woven rugs as illuminating accents to the deep, richer tones.