Beautiful Oversized Antique Persian Heriz Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1930’s – The Persian Heriz rugs take their name from the largest city located in the center of 30 smaller villages in northwestern Persia. Their designs are a blend between tribal elements and those of the formal weaving schools of the cities. The iconic Persian rugs are known for their larger scale geometric motifs and warm color palettes. This gorgeous and big rug was created in the latter part of the 20th century and represents the culmination of over 500 years of fine rug-making tradition.
Antique rugs from Heriz often feature traditional medallion designs, only with a stylized angular character that gives them a unique, tribal personality. The Persian Heriz Serapi rugs themselves and the elements within them can be on a grand scale. One of the most fascinating elements of the design is that it is made of layers of increasingly smaller and more detailed design elements. This gives the design visual complexity and adds interest.
The center medallion, pendants, and formal corners are all oversized and contribute to the visual mass of the piece. The rug features an adaptation of the Herati, or fish, design. This design represents the element of water and its life-giving abundance. Throughout the borders and remainder of the rug, you will also find representations of abundant plant life, contributing to its earthy, Garden of Eden theme.
The Persian rug colors are rich and warm, creating layers of texture. The weavers of Heriz and the surrounding villages often drew inspiration from the natural world around them. They reflect it in the colors and designs of these magnificent pieces. Designers love Heriz rugs for their versatility and ability to bring a formal quality to the room. Designers turn to Persian rugs as inspiration for choosing the furniture and accessories throughout the space. A village rug of this size is difficult to find, and if you have the space for it, it is the perfect piece for transforming your home or office into a work of art. It is perfect for a loft, open-plan apartment, or any larger area.