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Rug No. 73751
Design Heriz
Size 11' 2" X 9'
Color L. Blue / Rust
Age 1920 
Origin Iran 
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Heriz Rugs

Heriz rugs, a highly sought after type of Persian rug, can be found at Aviram Aziz, Inc, the ultimate source for Antique and Decorative Rugs.  These exquisite and beautiful textiles are named for the city of Heris, a cultural and robust city located in East Azerbaijan in the northwest of Iran.  In fact, the rugs are known for their beauty and durability, often lasting for generations and generations.  Why are these rugs so strong and resilient?  Interestingly, the villages dotting the slopes of Mount Salaban are where the craftsmen hailed from.  The soil in this region is very high in copper.  This leads to a higher amount of copper within the wooly coats of the sheep that graze here.  The copper within the wool results in increased durability. 
Heriz rugs classically contain a large central medallion with a surrounding geometric bold pattern.  The background is often a deep reddish hue with a blue border and white corner spandrels.  These hand woven masterpieces often have heavier knot counts than other rugs from this region.   The central medallion may vary in size and shape.  Occasionally blue is present in the center but typically dark reddish or tannish hues dominate this central focus. 
Persian and Oriental rugs are very popular with interior decorators and homeowners for their beauty, individuality and bold colors.   They can be paired with many different types of furniture and looks.  In fact, these rugs are so versatile that they can be moved from space to space as your tastes and needs change.  In addition, the heavy wool pile is both soft and luxurious as well as practical in providing warmth and trapping heat.  Heriz rugs are one of many types of antique oriental rugs available at Aviram Aziz Inc.  We are proud to carry a large selection of antique rugs including Persian, Indian, Turkish, Caucasian, Chinese and European rugs.  No matter what you are in the market for, one of our experts is here to find you just what you are looking for and to verify the rugs origins.
Heriz rugs are often described as represent furnishing rather than art.  This is likely due to their durability from being woven using strong wool pile and being able to withstand years of hard use.  However, like many antique oriental rugs, the design is in of itself a piece of unique and beautiful artwork.  Aviram Aziz, Inc has a wide selection of antique carpets that vary in size from small throw rugs for your nooks and crannies to large oversized carpets to cover your grandest room.  The selection is diverse and specifically covers Aubussons, Heriz and Serapi, Lavar and Kerman, Sarouk, Sultanbad, Tabriz, Oushak and Tapestries. 
Whether you are in the market for a specific rug from a region or are trying to fill a specific need, our experts at Aviram Aziz, Inc are here to help you select the right antique rug to meet your needs.  Heriz rugs are known world-wide for their bold colors, superb quality and durability-sure to be a welcome addition to your collection and to last for many generations to come.


Iran Rugs

If you ever feel nostalgic about the ancient arts, then you must learn about rug weaving and the creation of the textile greats-Iran rugs. Imagine the giant spinning looms being used by ancient tribesman as they hand wove these unique and finely detailed rugs. These craftsmen have been perfecting their trade since the earliest centuries. Merchants and traders would travel the famous Silk Road taking these masterpieces with them and introducing them to the Western world who immediately understood their beauty and value. Many varieties and types of these antique Oriental rugs can be found at Aviram Aziz, Inc, a place with collections of the finest Antique and Decorative Rugs. Iran, known as Persia until 1934, is really the birthplace of Persian rugs. Other locations such as Pakistan, India and China make Persian design rugs essentially based on these ancient patterns.
Iran rugs are as a diverse and unique as the regions within this mountainous and desert rich country. Some Persian rugs were designed and made by small villages and nomadic tribesmen. For example, Herez rugs, hailing from Mount Salaban villages, are known for their classic medallion designs and bold colors. In addition, these wool rugs are especially hearty and durable due to unusually high amounts of copper in the soil that ends up in the sheep’s wool used in creating the rugs. On the other hand, many Iran rugs are finely made with wool piles with silk inlay. These include rugs from Isfahan, Tabriz and Qum. In fact, Tabriz rugs are known for there Herati patterns- a finely detailed central motif that resembles a fish.
If you would are in the market for an Iran rug than you are in the right place at Aviram Aziz, Inc. Our knowledgeable staff has expertise in the rich history of antique Oriental rugs. We have excellent knowledge of the different regions, materials and overall quality of our rugs. Selecting an antique rug does not need to be an overwhelming or intimidating endeavor. In addition, there is a wide variety in costs and selecting an affordable rug of high quality from our selection should be an easy task to accomplish. Aviram Aziz Inc. has many different types of rugs from Iran and other areas that make Persian design rugs. We are proud to carry a large selection of antique rugs including Persian, Indian, Turkish, Caucasian, Chinese and European rugs.
Iran rugs are some of the most beautiful and intricately designed textiles and can complement many home styles. The variation in colors from soft pastels to rich bold hues will work in many different homes. These rugs will last generations and easily be passed down as family heirlooms. Aviram Aziz, Inc has a wide selection of antique carpets to choose from and specifically covers Aubussons, Heriz and Serapi, Lavar and Kerman, Sarouk, Sultanbad, Tabriz, Oushak and Tapestries.
If you are interested in learning more about these works of art, our experts at Aviram Aziz, Inc are happy to answer any questions and guide you with your selection. Iran rugs have been around for many many centuries and are admired for their rich designs, complicated patterns and bold color palettes.

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