A stunning Persian Heriz with large medallions of traditional Heriz design. Its motifs are varied and striking and include the tree of life, symbolising eternal life, the ram's horn, symbolising power and fertility and the chest, symbolising a dowry. The symbols tell us that this runner would have been woven to celebrate a wedding and for use in the marital home.
Heriz is a village on the slopes of snow-capped Mount Sabalan in northwestern Iran. Heriz rugs remain the most popular of all northwestern Persian rugs and are regarded as exceptionally durable. Part of the reason for this is because Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. The drinking water contains traces of copper which is consumed by the sheep, resulting in wool of unmatched strength.
This rug is in excellent condition with even wear consistent with age and low pile.
Age: 65 years oldSize: 2'8‘’x10’10'' (81cm x 330cm)Material: Wool on a cotton foundation
Style: HandknottedType: Persian HerizStock Number: 43508Pantone Palette: Moroccan Blue, Starfish, Bleached Sand, Cappuccino