Heriz White Ground Rug
This is a white ground rug designed in the 19th century, from the Heriz region, Northwest Persia area. Heriz ( Heris ) is a special Turkish knot weaving area of Persia, including many villages, located east of Tabriz in northwest Persia. Weaving has been carried on in the Heriz area certainly since the beginning of the nineteenth century and possibly before that date, named also Georovan, Mehriban, and Bakshaish. The Heriz area may be conveniently divided into three parts; the Karaja district, the Heriz area proper, and the Sarab district. The Heriz design repertoire is that of Classical Iran, featuring Lotus Palmettes, Medallions, Sickle-leaves, Lattice, and Shrub-tree ornaments. Few examples have survived from earlier periods, but a number of carpets with Sickle-Leaf and Palmette spring to mind, basically a synthesis of Isfahan and Vase carpet elements. Heriz weavers used straight lines, and Tabriz’s patterns are always curvilinear, yet the same design of the carpet which is woven from it is always in straight lines in Heriz. This propensity of the weavers of the area to break up curves into straight lines may be seen in operation any day in any of Heriz’s villages. The Tabriz merchants at that time knew that West was demanding carpets sizes in medallion designs, there was mass production in that area using synthetic alizarine dyes. At that time, Western customers liked the straight-line Heriz designs and as Ararat Rugs, we also like the straight lines and reinterpreted the Heriz design by using all-natural wool and vegetable dyes at our time.
A white-ground shield form takes up the whole of the deep blue field. Angular vines bearing stems and blossoms emanate in a spacious arrangement from a central star-shaped blossom drawn in the typical Heriz style. Four abstract human figures are standing at each end of the shield medallion. The surrounding field is filled with flowering stems. The blue-green main border and the two light red guard borders contain geometric, stylized vines attached to leaves and blossoms. The design of this rug is interpreted with a series of borders and vivid colors chosen by our designers for this rug.
Color summary: 6 colors in total;
- Dark Blue 21 (Indigo)
- Natural Wool Color 320 (Specially Washed)
- Rufous 308 (Madders Root)
- Cadet Blue 26 (Spurge – Indigo)
- Burlywood 135 (Spurge – Madder Root)
- Celtic Blue 22 (Indigo)
For more information about our Colors.Group: Northwest Persia Rugs Family
Material of Pile: Natural Dyed Hand-spun Wool
Material Warp / Weft: Wool on Wool
Structure: Symmetrical knot on depressed warp inclining to the right
Knots Density: 39x39
Pile (mm): 3
Production Place: DERVİŞ HASAN
Stock Location: Tokyo
Pattern Code: MK 1064 140X190 AR0236
Size (EU): 184 X 147cm
Size (US): 6'0" X 4'9"
Area (EU): 2.7m²
Area (US): 29.1ft²