Heriz rug, $1,760

Heriz rug
from northern Persia
early 20th century
Size: 184 x 85 cm

List price: $. 2,420
Sale price: $. !,760

Heriz is a township in northern Persia and an important centre for village production of the region to the northeast of Tabriz. Older pieces such as this are usually quite archaic in their drawing with bold angular forms and better space and proportion than their modern counterparts.
The palette tends to be lighter as in this nicely proportioned small piece that has an unusual amount of pale yellow contrasting with the brick red of the field. A most unusual aspect of the design is the so-called ‘cane’ (striped) design corner spandrels.