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Antique Heriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009 at 03 PM
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 196
Heriz: The early date of this rare, small-format Heriz can be determined from the archaic style of its design. It is a reference piece proving the long-standing tradition of carpet production in the Heriz region, and disproves occasional previous claims that carpets were only woven there as of the late 19th century. The most striking feature is the border containing huge inscription cartouches, whose massive Persian characters appear as if painted with a wide brush. The original finishes are missing all around, damaged corners. Low pile, corroded brown.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Size: 189 x 138 cm
Age: First half 19th century
Estimate: 9.500,00