Thursday, 18 May 2017

Heriz Carpet Catalogue,Volume III:Silk Rugs






A group of silk rugs with Turkish knot and cotton structure have been ascribed to Heriz,although there is no proof of origin.Some writers believe they were woven in Tabriz,although the classic Tabriz silk rug is a more stereotyped production.Some of the Heriz silk rugs are on an all-silk basis,with inwoven metal thread,such as the Herrmann-Burns medallion carpet.In general the group is characterised by a whimsical expressiveness.A few atelier rugs have survived with prayer rugs interpreting the Tabriz column prayer rugs,themselves a pastiche of the Ghiordes carpets so popular amongst collectors around 1900.There is a considerable group of pictorial rugs depicting trees,figures,animals and Divs in all combinations.Some recurring features also occur on Heriz woolen rugs,such as medallion carpets with corner appendages.However a carpet with the “Classic” Heriz medallion has not yet surfaced,although two rugs with”flayed-skin” Bakshayesh medallion have been recorded.




The aforementioned Herrmann Burns rug is an outstanding product,dated three times(1798/1801/1822)It is signed with the name of Maqsud of Keshan,of Ardabil carpet fame.Why,is not clear.


185 Silk Heriz-Allover Repeat pattern





186 Silk Heriz-Arabesque,Fork Leaf Field





187 Silk Heriz,Spiralranken





188 Silk Heriz,Spiralranken and Palmette





189 Silk Heriz,Thick Bands





190 Silk Heriz-Baroque





191 Silk Heriz-Garden Design







192 Silk Heriz,Vase Design



with J.P Willborg,advert Hali 104,1999





Sothebys 15 October 1986,lot 383
















193 Silk Heriz,Double-Sided





194 Silk Heriz,Lattice





195 Silk Heriz,Shrub Lattice








196 Silk Heriz,Medallion Design with Corner Appendages









198 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Arabesque Field





199 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Boteh border





200 Silk Heriz,Medallion Herrmann-Burns Style





201 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Calligraphy





202 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Cloudbands





203 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Cross





204 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Dragon Boteh






205 Silk Heriz,Ferahan Solar Medallion Design






206 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Floral Field






207 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Fork Leaf Field






208 Silk Heriz,Medallion in Keshan Style





209 Silk Heriz,Multi-Medallions






210 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Persian Crown Design




211 Silk Heriz,Medallion on Plain Field








212 Silk Heriz,Medallion with Sickle-Leaf






213 Silk Heriz,Other Medallions






214 Silk Heriz with Palmettes






215 Silk Heriz with Panels






216 Silk Heriz with Pictorial Elements






217 Silk Heriz with Architecture






218 Silk Heriz with Divs






219 Silk Heriz with Figures






220 Silk Heriz,Portieres






221 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Arabesque Field






222 Silk Heriz Prayer rugs,Ghiordes Type,2 Columns,Red Ground






223 Silk Heriz Prayer rugs,Ghiordes Type,2 Columns,White Ground



224 Silk Heriz Prayer rugs,Ghiordes Type,2 Columns,Others






225 Silk Heriz Prayer rugs,Ghiordes Type,3 Columns






226 Silk Heriz Prayer rugs,Ghiordes Type,4 Columns






227 Silk Heriz Prayer rugs,Ghiordes Type,Double Columns






228 Silk Heriz prayer Rug in Kalamkar Style



229 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Inscription






230 Silk Heriz Prayer Safs






231 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Tree Design and Animals






232 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Tree Design,Animals and Divs






233 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Tree Design,Animals and Figures






234 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Tree Design,Divs and Sun-Lions






235 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Tree and Column






236 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Vaq-Vaq






237 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Tree,Others






238 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Vase






239 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs with Lions






240 Silk Heriz Prayer Rugs,Others






241 Silk Bakshaish Rugs






242 Silk Heriz Rugs with Tree Design and Animals






243 Silk Heriz Rugs with Tree Design and Divs






244 Silk Heriz Rugs with Tree Design,Animals,Figures,Landscape






245 Silk Heriz Rugs with Tree Design and Foliage






246 Silk Heriz Rugs with Tree Design and Vaq-Vaq






247 Silk Heriz Rugs with Vase






248 Silk Heriz Rugs,Other Designs






249 Closeups






250 Interiors







Works consulted:



Churchill,Sydney-Die Persische Teppich-Industrie der Gegenwart,in:Teppich-Erzeugung im Orient,Vienna,1895,page 140
Hawley,Walter-Oriental Rugs,1913,page 146
Klose,Christine-The Origin of the “Serapi” Carpet design,Hali 6-4,1984
Mumford-Oriental Rugs,1900
Strock,Carl-In Praise of Heriz Carpets,Oriental Rug Review 15-5
Tschebull,Raoul-Heriz,a Historical Perspective,Hali 90
Wilbur,Donald-Heriz Rugs,Hali 6-1,1983
Wilbur,Donald-Play it again,Sam, Oriental Rug Review VI-12-1987
Wilbur,Donald-Heriz Silk Rugs,a Myth-Oriental Rug Review Vol II-7,October 1982

October 2016-May 2017