The Heriz rugs district, so called, lies in Azerbaijan, a little journey to the eastward of Tabriz, on the road which leads by Ardebil to Astara, the Russian outpost, and other ports on the Caspian Sea. Bakshis, Gorevan, Serapi and Tabriz are popular types of carpets woven in the Heriz region. The popular Heriz pattern is also made in India both in bright deep traditional colors and also in softer earth tones.
Some Heriz characteristics are thought to be derived from the classical Caucasian carpets of the 17th and 18th centuries. Other Heriz rugs produced in silk have characteristics which link closely to Persian carpets and are identified as Heriz rugs by their weave. Heriz carpets are commonly found as room-sized but can also be found as runners and area rugs.
The foundation is usually cotton with a wool pile. There is a great variation in the quality of the wool and skill of the weaving in this rug type. Heriz rugs usually have a classic medallion and corner design. Brick, rust reds, and deep blues are common colors found in these rugs. They can have all over patterns but are more often seen with a large geometric medallion. Floral patterns can be found on Heriz rugs with unique angular contours. These carpets have bold colors including red, rust, blue, green, yellow and ivory. They are commonly used as floor coverings and are notorious for their durability. Heriz rugs are very recognizable due to their strong floral geometric angular designs. They are also known to have all-over patterns. Heriz carpets usually have three stripes for their borders. The outer and inner narrow guards commonly contain a floral design and the wide middle stripe usually contains a continuous vine with leaves.
At Mansour’s, we offer some of the finest Heriz rugs and carpets as part of our collection. All of our Heriz rugs are unique and of the highest quality. We have a wide variety of choices including: runner rugs, large area rugs, small area rugs, antique rugs, and contemporary rugs. These are all natural rugs, made in the true tradition and by the hands of families who have made these carpets for generations.