A Heriz Carpet

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9'3" x 10'0" - 282cm x 305cm
C 1920
Wool pile, cotton warp & weft
Very Good - areas of restoration throughout
Heriz Rug This rug has a unique size. Where most Heriz rugs are designed around a central medallion, this rug consist of four full medallions surrounded by eight half medallions that incorporate a sun burst design. The rug frame geometric design is similar to the one shown in the medallions. The spectrum of colors is well balanced throughout the design of the whole carpet. The whole arrangement of the design and balanced colors make the rug be one of the most desirable Heriz rugs. Heriz carpets are durable and hard-wearing and they can last for generations. Part of the reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that these rugs were made in the area of Mount Sabalan which contains a major deposit of copper. Traces of copper in the drinking water of sheep produces high quality wool that is far more resilient than wool from other areas. Heriz rug weavers often make them in geometric, bold patterns with a large medallion dominating the field or they are all over design. Such designs are traditional and often woven from memory. Heriz rugs are of coarse construction. The rugs range from 30 kpsi on the low end to 100–10 kpsi on the high end. It is rare to see a rug over 100 kpsi that would look like an authentic Heriz unless it is an antique silk Heriz. .