Generalized wear, areas of fraying selvedge both sides, areas of old reweave in field and corner, damaged pile and failing old reweave in corner. Damaged areas and old repairs can be stabilized or completely restored depending on direction of buyer.
This classic Heriz carpet from Northwest Persia draws foliage in shades of blue, coral, ivory, and rose against a saturated madder red ground. While this compilation at first may appear to be an ‘overall’ field design, ornament is actually centered around a quatrefoil arrangement of palmettes. Framing the field is complementary aquamarine border encompassing alternating abstract floral forms within a coral colored vine-scroll.