A handmade carpet from the Heriz area in Azerbadjan in northwest of Iran.

The city of Heriz is situated in the northwest of Iran, not far from the greater city of Tabriz. In the city and its surroundings carpets are manufactured with a pattern that is easily recognized; in the center there is a large right-angled medallion with large marked corner sections. Large carpets are mainly made by fairly rough yarn on cotton warp with a rustic design.

Heriz carpets, with its high wool quality, are well known for their durability and hardiness, and are very suitable for hallways and dining-rooms. Large sizes, from 300x200 cm and more are most common. Similar carpets are made in Georavan and Mehravan. Heriz carpets are suitable for homes as well as for public environments.

Some examples of Heriz carpets:

Technical specifications:
Pile: strong wool yarn
Weft: cotton yarn, 2 wefts between the rows of knots
Warp: cotton yarn
Knot: symmetrical
Knot density: 80 000 - 160 000 knots per square metre

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