Common Sizes: 8' x 10' thru 12' x 15'.
Approximate KPSI: Generally 49 thru 72 kpsi. Coarser than 49 may indicate a Gorovan, or more outlying village weaving.
Materials: Wool pile with cotton foundation.
Common Motif: Geometric attributes. Commonly feature a center medallion with covered, allover field and neutral-tone spandrels.
Distinguishing Characteristics: Bold designs, coarser weave. Heriz pre-1920 often were on the thinner side.
Typical Price Points**: $20 - $120 per square foot.
Alternative Spellings: Heris
An antique* Heriz is a type of Persian Rug which is at least 100 years
of age. Heriz carpets are notorious for their durability, heavier gauge
count, geometric patterns and bold colors. Heriz rugs have a heavier
are almost always wool pile on cotton foundation. Heriz carpets often
have a large medallion placed on top of a rust or brick red field
wrapped with a blue border. Corner spandrels are usually white, and
common design elements include a samovars in the border. Common colors seen in Heriz carpets of this vintage are as seen below: