MM-253 – Indo Heriz
5×8 Indo Heriz
Heriz is located in North West Iran in the Persian part of Azerbaijan and it is a very important carpet-center. The fundament of the rugs is made of thick cotton and the pile thread is a double thread made of robust wool. The old Heriz productions as well as the newly made are famous to be highly durable and of tasteful geometric designs. Altogether a classic, high quality and reliable Persian rug.
Heriz rugs are Persian rugs from the area of Heris, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran, northeast of Tabriz. Such rugs are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan. Heriz carpets are extremely durable and hard-wearing and they can last for generations. 19th century examples of such carpets are often found on sale by major auction houses in United States and Europe. New Herizes are thick, tough, and often reasonable in price. Such rugs age well and become more and more beautiful with age. Part of the reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on 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. Such designs are traditional and often woven from memory. Similar rugs from the neighbouring towns and villages of Ahar, Heris, Mehraban, Sarab, Bakhshaish, and Gorevan are often marketed as Heriz but compare poorly with original Herizes.