Heriz carpets are knotted in and around the city of Heris, situated in the northwestern part of Iran in East Azerbaijan, close to the city of Tabriz.
Heriz carpets are durable and hard-wearing and can last for many generations when properly cared for. This is partially due to the geographical proximity of Mount Sabalan, which sits on an important copper deposit. Traces of this copper are found in the drinking water of the sheep which results in a tougher and more resilient wool quality than in other areas.
Heriz carpets are fairly easy to recognise and often feature a characteristic large rectangular medallion and large marked corner sections.
The carpets tend to be rather large in size and work extremely well in larger spaces, both offices and living rooms. Their dimensions and elaborate medallion patterns are the perfect complement for open spaces, allowing the carpet to beautifully tie the decor of a room together.