Antique silk Heriz rugs are always woven with a silk pile on silk foundation. While extremely impractical for actual use, these rugs serve as excellent wall hangings as they and are most commonly found in 4x6 size, however larger sizes upwards of 9x12 are known to exist. An unusual and rare breed of Silk Heriz rugs which are very unique are those called "fantasy rugs" Take a look at the video below for an exceptionally rare version of this type of rug.
The following lots are from Sotheby's New York Auction Catalog, which
were up for bid on April 10 & 11, 1981 in New York. Click on each image for additional information on each rug and what they sold for (if they sold)!
SILK HERIZ FABLE RUG, Persia
Last quarter 19th century. Approximately 6 feet (1.83 m.) x 4 feet 10 inches (1.47 m.)
Estimate: $30,000 / 40,000
UNUSUAL SILK HERIZ FANTASY RUG, Persia
Circa 1875, color runs. Approximately 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m.) x 4 feet 4 inches (1.32 m.)
Estimate: $15,000 / 25,000
FINE AND IMPORTANT SILK HERIZ palmette RUG, Persia
Last quarter 19th century. Approximately 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m.) x 4 feet 6 inches (1.37 m.)
Estimate: $40,000 / 50,000
FINE SILK HERIZ RUG, Persia
Circa 1875 with rewoven areas. Approximately 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m.) x 4 feet 9 inches (1.45 m.)
Estimate: $30,000 / 35,000
Property from the Edmundson Art Foundation, Inc. Des Moines, Iowa
FINE AND IMPORTANT SILK HERIZ ARMORIAL CARPET, Persia
Last quarter 19th century. Approximately 15 feet 3 inches (4.65 m.) x 10 feet 6 inches (3.20 m.)
Estimate: $80,000 / 100,000
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