Antique wide runner No. 61973 Heriz, ca. 1920 Iran 14.0 x 3.4 feet
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||Heriz, ca. 1920
|Country of Origin:
||14.0 x 3.4 ft (runner)
||geometric / allover
||turquoise / aquamarine / ivory / red
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
More about the provenance Heriz, ca. 1920 | Iran
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.
This Heriz, ca. 1920 has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.