A Rustically Beautiful Antique Persian Traditional Heriz Tribal Medallion Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date:1920 – The antique Persian Heriz carpets are known for their striking colors and designs created around a central rug medallion motif. The captivating and graphic antique rugs from this area are known for their beautiful rustic colors, geometric more tribal designs and excellent durability. This beautiful antique Heriz area rug is from the first quarter of the 20th century and boasts a wonderfully bright bold colors and a more primitively tribal approach to design.
Heriz is located in northwestern Persia, and the Persian Heriz Serapi and Bakshaish rugs from this general area are considered village carpets. Heriz, and the surrounding weaving area, is located northeast of the major carpet weaving center of Tabriz. This center was established in the 1500’s as a production center for carpets of the Safavid Dynasty courts. Its proximity to this formal carpet production center allowed the extremely skilled weavers of these village industry Persian area rugs the ability to see some of these formal court designs when they took their carpets to be sold.
This location accounts for the unique characteristics of the Heriz and Persian Serapi carpets. They resemble tribal carpets in their use of tribal symbols and geometric designs, but they also have many of the features of beautiful rustic area rugs produced in the nearby city. This gives the area rugs characteristics of both a city carpet and a tribal carpet.
The beautiful primitive design of this Persian carpet has a beautiful combination of red and blue in the field. Both unique and traditional rug motifs are carefully worked into the field of this magnificent antique Persian Heriz carpet. The artist used a black background in the center medallion and corners, which distributes the color and gives it a sense of balance and harmony. Stylized motifs give it a primitive, tribal character.
This 6 x 9 area rug size is especially rare to find in the beautiful rugs from Heriz. This is due to the fact that the vast majority of antique Persian Heriz rugs were woven in smaller area rug sizes. This aspect, combined with the wonderfully primitive design and magnificent use of colors, make this Persian Heriz rug a wonderful choice for people who are looking to buy good area rugs and have sophisticated taste. It is a rare a captivating example that could be used in so many different interior design styles – from mind century modern to classic America colonial to rustic and industrial, this antique Persian Heriz rug could look breathtaking almost anywhere.