Antique Persian Heriz Carpet 47297
The mountainous northwestern region of Persia is home to the distinctive Heriz carpet making tradition. This archetypal example displays rich reds to soft-shaded blues and a boldly designed central medallion.
10 ft (3.05 m)
13 ft (3.96 m)
Antique Heriz Carpet, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: Early 20th Century This antique Persian Heriz carpet is an intricately patterned antique Heriz from edge to edge. The secondary borders feature alternating bird and floral motifs backed in red on the outer band and ivory behind the inner frame. Bracketed within, the primary stripe features densely packed stylized blooms and intertwining vines rendered in mild reds and beige on indigo. A fine tertiary stripe of interlocking pale red and blue spires completes the carpet’s boundaries and provides a gentle transition to the kaleidoscopic interior. The central field consists of an expansive and highly complex medallion that propagates outward through tree of life, cedar, and spectacular floral devices. The central coloration also radiates outward from deep regionally inspired hues to lighter complementary shades; the resultant effect perfectly balances the inner and peripheral elements of the weaving. This Persian carpet grabs your attention at a glance and does not disappoint upon any degree of further examination.