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Pair Heriz Calligraphy

Pair Heriz Calligraphy

  • Number char24

  • Type Village

  • Material Wool

  • Style Medallion

  • Origin Heriz

  • Size 355 x 294

  • Age 1860

Story

Among the rarest types of antique Heriz are those with calligraphic cartouches of nastaliq poetry running round them. This is one of a pair that I bought a few years apart, each on a different continent! I love it when the Universe throws me such a happy coincidence.

They were made in the same workshop by the same hand, sharing the same medallion and Mahi patterning (unusual for Heriz) as well as the poetry and the 'turtle' border. Both are woven on woolen warps, a sign of significant age.

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