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Antique Heriz runner

Circa 1915
405 × 105 cm 13’3” x 3’5”


A lovely deep red antique Heriz runner from the early 20th century, with exquisite pale blues and a flowing all over design.  This elegant antique runner from the North-West of Persia, has been woven around 100 years ago and is full of character and wonderful charm.

Heriz is a nomadic weaving region in Persia which is famous for weaving varying designs usually consisting of geometric motifs, stylised floral patterns and often bold repeating medallions.  This runner is more curvilinear in its pattern with flowing vines and smaller floral designs, rather than abstract geometric star medallions, which they generally used.

Condition is very good indeed, with a medium high wool pile all over, minimal lower areas of pile, but no threadbare areas.  Heriz are also famous for being sturdy, decorative weavings, this piece is no exception.  Supplied with our anti-slip underlay suitable for wood, tiled or sisal floorings.

Contact us to request a home visit, showroom visit or purchase it online securely and we shall ship it to your home soon.

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Heriz and Karaja are not far from the Azerbaijan Border so they draw influences from many Caucasian rugs and runners. They are easily recognisable with repeating medallions similar to those in caucasian rugs. The central motif is often the latch-hooked design motif or an eight-pointed star.  The village weavings of Karaja such as this runner often use a simpler repeating medallion design with a great array of colour.  Heriz often deployed this abstract all over design, with vines and geometric flowers.  They dyes are also what make these tribal antique runners so desirable, as well as their durability.

Request a home visit to arrange a time for us to show you this beautiful red antique Heriz runner in situ, so you can see if the size, colour and design works in your home.

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