8'10" x 11'7" Serapi Heriz Rug

8'10" x 11'7" Serapi Heriz Rug


This is an antique persian Serapi rug, one of the finest of the Heriz rugs. It has an all over pattern, and loads of beautiful uplifting colors. The borders are wide, nice and strong with a deep indigo blue (almost looks black) with floral design. 

The inner field is strawberry ground with intricate floral art that repeats throughout the hand knotted rug. This rug was made with vegetable dyed wool and is over 100 years old. It is a great piece of history and a seriously durable, old world rug that will last for generations to come. 

Size: 8'10" x 11'7"
Persian Serapi Heriz
Hand Knotted with vegetable dyed wool from the 1880s

Heriz rugs are known for their outstanding durability. Coined "the Iron Rug of Iran," Heriz rugs were produced in the Northwest corner of Iran, on and around Mount Sabalan. One reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. Trace copper in the drinking water of sheep produces the most desired wool for rug weaving because it makes wool that is stronger and more resilient than wool from most other areas. It is said that many Heriz rug designs are woven from memory, with intricate designs passed on through generations of artisans.

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