10.6 x 13.10 Antique Heriz Carpet, Northwest Persia, Circa 1915
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This finely woven antique Heriz carpet is on the cusp of what would often be referred to as an antique “Serapi” carpet. It dates to circa 1915, a transitional period where the design in Heriz carpets was trending away from the use of a lot of open space between the motifs. The field is, thus, more densely patterned than Heriz carpets that are a generation older. However, this carpet features a major border of magnificent scale. Two guard borders on both the inside and the outside of the major border is an additional strong feature.