Creating a hand-knotted rug is labor-intensive, with skilled artisans spending months or even years working on a single rug. These rugs come in a variety of designs, styles, and sizes, and are often considered a work of art in their own right.
Among the different designs of hand-knotted Persian rugs, the Herati Persian Rugs stand out for their highly specific look and importance in the history of weaving.
Herati rugs traditionally feature a small geometric base that may include small flowers, or rosettes, encased in a rhombus and surrounded by leaves.
Herati Design includes Geometric Bases with Small Flowers, Rosettes or Leaves
The shapes of those leaves around the rose have been said to resemble a fish, hence the alternative words for the design – Mahi or Fish – that derive from the Persian language.
The geometric look means the shapes repeat throughout the rug, often accentuating the borders to create a unified look. With no traditionally designated hues for this type of Persian rug, the colors you see are a direct expression of the artist’s sensibilities.
Center Element of Your Room with Herati Design Rugs
These Herati Persian Rugs can be displayed in a number of ways around your home. Choose a tighter patterned rug or one where the center is more uniform and the border contains more detail, in a room that already has some visual centerpiece or interest, like art, furniture, or a view.
For a room that’s more of a blank canvas, a rug with more activity in the center, brighter colors, and more eye-catching elements throughout can be a wonderful way to start building out the rest of the room.