Herati Rugs

Herati Persian Rugs

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.

Types of Persian Rugs with Herati Design

You can find Herati design in several different types of Persian rugs including Tabriz, Abadeh, Bijar, Hamadan, Sarouk, and Malayer.