Heriz is the best known of a number of villages in a district of northwestern Iran that stretches to Tabriz, and its carpets are superior in quality to others created in the region. The silk carpets that were woven there in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries were unsurpassed. Very large wool carpets were woven at that time, too, but these rarely come up at auction.
Modern Heriz carpets are of coarser yarn, so the number of knots is fairly low. Nevertheless, they wear extremely well. Although the city of Tabriz is so near, Heriz rugs are quite different in character, and retain an identity very much their own. The dominant composition is based on an enormous and powerful angular central medallion in a field of geometric floral motifs, with the corners echoing the medallion. Surrounding villages produce variations on this theme, and many produce well-made, tightly woven rugs in curvilinear medallions and corner designs.
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