Exhibiting at the CADA Fair, Compton Verney, 13 - 16 October

Small Persian Heriz Rug

Small Persian Heriz Rug


177 x 89 cm


This small Persian Heriz rug dates to the late 19th century.

It is an unusual example of its type on account of its small size, but also in some elements of the field design, notably the inclusion of people and animals, including four-legged creatures with peacock like tails.

The central vertical axis of two hexagons flanking a central medallion is crossed by a horizontal axis through the middle of the central medallion creating a degree of symmetry without mathematical precision. A madder red meander on the sides and zig zags for the spandrels frame the field on a dark blue ground the colour of which is a deep indigo.

The main border on a yellow ground is decorated with a meander of so-called “oak leaves” and flower heads. It is flanked by two identical minor borders held in light blue and pink which is, in effect, a light secondary red, thus giving the dark ground colour of the field a visual lift.

This decorative rug is in very good condition.