Heris 3'10 X 12'5

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$12,900.00  $9,800.00

Super fine, antique Persian Heris hall runner from late 19th century in a beautiful geometric pattern of diamond medallions, none of which are similar, richly colored in natural dyes, lovingly patinated. This is a very rare piece of woven art in perfect condition.
Rug Number 22631
Type Persian
Style Heris
Size (ft) 3'10 X 12'5
Size (cm) 117 X 378
Foundation Cotton
Pile Wool
Workmanship Hand Knotted
Age 120-130
KPSI 144
Condition Excellent
Pattern Geometric
Category Runners (10' and Longer)

Heris rugs are woven in the villages of the slopes of mount Sabalan of Azerbaijan province. Other rug producers of the region include Ahar, Sarab, Gorevan, Mehravan, Bakhshaish, Karaja, and Sharabian, just to name a few. It is safe to say that these rugs have always been under great influence of Western markets and made accordingly. Medium and large rugs, as well as runners in all measurements, are common in this area. Except for antique pieces, rugs of Heris group have cotton foundation of heavy material with two shots of weft inserted above each row of knots. Only Karaja rugs have a single weft. The region is sitting on a major deposit of copper which affects the quality of the water drunk by the sheep, thereby resulting in highest possible quality of the wool. In most cases, hand-spun and naturally-dyed wool is used; the pattern is highly geometric, with almost always a center medallion. Colors are incredibly rich using reds, royal blues, ivory, soft greens and roses, and occasionally lighter blues. Old pieces of this area are inarguably collector items. They are very desirable in Western markets, very decorative, with an average knot density of around 120-130 KPSI.

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