Azeri Heriz rug 15 x 11 ft / 434 x 334 cm
Hand knotted Azeri Heriz rug – made in Turkey
Pile: Pure Wool, dyed with vegerable dyes
Warp and Weft: Cotton
Vintage rug in exquisite condition.
The city of Heriz is located in northwestern Iran between the cities of Tabriz and Ardebil and is an important center of persian rug making. The designs are geomertic and influenced by the close by Caucasus. Heriz Rugs not very fine but have a very good shiny wool. The foundation (warp and weft) are made of cotton. In Heriz, many rugs from close by cities and villages are collected and sold. The most known of these are Ahar, Bakhshayesh, Geravan, Karaja, Mehraban.
Typically these rugs have a large center medaillon and dark red, brown or blue colors. Very rare are pure silk Heriz rugs – these were made 1850 – 1920 and are expensive collector items.