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Antique Heriz carpet

Circa 1890
360 × 278 cm 11’9” x 9’1”


Dating from the late 19th Century, this wonderful geometric design Heriz carpet is full of character, amazing large scale border design of leaves and floral motifs.  The main field design has stylised leaves and abstract flowers, with a dark indigo blue background and changing throughout, as the weavers used different batches of dye, this dye change is known as ‘abrash’ it adds great depth and character to antique carpets.  The minor pale blue border has some great abrash too, as you look along you will see the subtle changes in colour from pale blue to mid-blues.  The main border in deep red, changes to terracotta too.  Golden yellow dyes, greens, pinks and pale blues are great natural dyes that have been used for the all over design.

If you you would like to view this amazing tribal antique Heriz carpet up close, please do request a home visit, you can select the ideal day and time for us to visit you.  A free, no obligation service we have offered for over 30 years.  Or you can book in a visit to our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey, we make great coffee and would love to welcome you here.


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Heriz carpets come from the North-West of Persia and no two are ever the same.  Designs will always vary, depending on the age and what the weavers decided to do at the time.  Generally they are geometric patterns of stylised floral motifs, with eight-pointed star medallions.  Earlier examples from the late 19th century were often more open in design, still bearing geometric patterns, but in general softer colours too.  These can be known as Serapi carpets dating from the mid to late 19th century.  Younger pieces, tended to have more pattern and follow this format of central medallion and interesting corner designs.  You can find more scrolling, curvilinear rare all over designs too.

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