With a deep indigo field complimented by a madder-red border this Heriz carpet from Northwest Persia draws luminous networks of vine-scrolls emanating from a central quatrefoil form punctuated by palmettes. This variety of design is less typically seen Heriz weavings, even within those termed Serapi, and more consistent with what might be found in a fine Fereghan carpet of the same age. Indeed, the weave of this piece is finer than most Heriz carpets as well and the wool quite soft and luminous. The energy of the field is matched by the meandering foliage and repeating rosettes of the border. Being sold on behalf of a Boston, MA private collector
Heriz carpetc. 1900
- Good pile overall. An adjusting cut has been made going in from one end towards middle @ 20". Not visible except under close inspection. Most likely a result of a ripple in the weave that would not lay flat.
- 9' 6"
- 10' 4"
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