Heinrich Jacoby the great
German Rug Expert wrote in 1949 that Heriz
rugs and Bakshaish rugs could be distinguished from similar
rugs elsewhere in Persia
by their "soft coloring" which he attributed to the local water. It is
virtually certain that the coloration is influenced by the copper in
the ground water in the greater Heriz region. Jacoby also mentioned
that Gorevans and Bakshaish carpets were coarser than Heriz rugs and that they had
large wefts almost the size of the warps but Heriz used thick warps
with much thinner wefts.
on Color - In this rug we see the soft colors that we expect with trace
copper in the water. The reds are subdued but the greens come out
great. This rug with the same dyes but using the water of the Caucasus
would look very different.
symmetrical knot pulled right. Knot counts can range from 25 to 100.
Following Heinrich Jacoby, Gorevans and Bakshaish
carpets were coarser than Heriz and that they had large wefts almost
the size of the warps but Heriz used thick warps with much thinner
wefts. Heinrich Jacoby