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Antique Silk Heriz Oriental Rugs and Carpets

 

An antique* silk Heriz is a type of Persian Rug which is at least 100 years of age.  antique silk heriz rugs are perhaps some of the most sought after carpets in the Persian Rug market today.  Consistently, these rugs exceed auction estimates, and show continued strength in investment potential.

While designs may vary greatly from silk Heriz to silk Heriz, one thing remains very consistent: The handle of these rugs.  Silk Heriz rugs are usually of very fine quality, with a knot count in the vicinity of 250 to 400 kpsi.  When you have a silk Heriz in front of you, they often are very easy to identify by their handle, which often feels jelly-like when flopped.  They drape very well over the hand, and those of which are in good condition can be folded up very compact.  Colors are usually very bright, and have many jewel toned colors.


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Heris, Iran is located in the far northwestern corner of Iran

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.  

Antique silk on silk Heriz Fantasy Carpet

 

 

Movies and Videos using antique Silk Heriz Rugs as Examples!

 

Sotheby's April 10 & 11, 1981:

Sotheby's Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets.  New York, April 10 & 11, 1981

 

 

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)!

 

 


Lot 383, Sotheby's April 1981.  Persian Silk Heriz Fable RugLot 383:

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 

 

 

Antique Silk on Silk Heriz Persian Carpet circa 1875Lot 396:

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 antique Silk Heriz Carpet, Persian RugLot 404:

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 

 

 

Antique Silk Persian Heriz RugLot 424:

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 

 

 

Antique Silk Heriz Armorial CarpetLot 449:

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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