8'10" x 12'2" Timeworn Antique Heriz

8'10" x 12'2" Timeworn Antique Heriz


What dreams are made of. 

A gorgeous antique heriz, distressed so beautifully through time and in perfect shape to add lovely charm with it's superb size!

This iron rug has a great central medallion and amazing, detailed geometric elements throughout. Handwoven in Iran circa 1920, the crimson red ground is spectacular as is the amazing wool dyed naturally with vegetables. In love!

Size: 8'10" x 12'2"
Hand knotted with vegetable dyed wool circa 1920

More about this rug: 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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