Herati rugs are quite well known among the different styles of Persian rugs. Instead of originating from a specific area, these rugs are categorized by their designs and patterns. Herati rugs hold a clearly distinguishable aesthetic that's recognizable from any distance. The rug's flawless and detailed designs have been famous in the carpet market for ages. Other Persian rugs view the Herati's designs as an inspiration. 


History behind Herati Rugs


Herati Persian Rug


The designs used in the Herati rugs are labeled as Herati as well, hence where the name originates. The motifs are based off an old Mongolian-Turkish design: a geometric base normally featuring one flower with four leaves repeating across the carpet. This pattern originated somewhere around the late 15th century from North-western Afghanistan in the city of Herat.


Herati rugs can be classified as slightly similar to Persian rugs that have inherited its designs. Tabriz rugs and Bidjar rugs are two such examples. However, these rugs surfaced in the western market somewhere in the early 19th century, lacking the antique nature of the Herati.

Materials and Texture

Herati Persian Rug
These oriental rugs have a cotton-wool foundation; likewise, the piles of these rugs were made of wool as well. Due to their composition, the Herati is both durable and sturdy. These are finished with a tight grip feel, inheriting a smooth texture on the top and all while maintaining a heavy consistency.

Weaving Techniques


Herati Persian Rug

Their weaving technique is similar to other Persian rugs, I.E symmetrical knots. The knot counts are vast in range since the Herati were made over a lengthy period of time. Their total potential knot count can range from 120 to 250 per square inch. This may vary from piece to piece, though always remember: the higher the knot counts per inches, the better quality of the rugs.

Designs and Colors


Herati Persian Rug

These Persian rugs are famous for their designs. It consists of detailed art work with repeating designs across the carpets body. The central motif is a flower with curved leaves sticking out of each end.  The leaves are sometimes subbed out for fish jumping out of the water. Like all Persian hand-knotted rugs, because the Herati are all hand-made, no two Persian rugs for sale are alike.

There is a diverse variation in the colors used and the geometrical patterns on the carpet, but the theme remains the same. Colors used in the Herati are quite vibrant and rich. The designs pop out due to a vibrant yet subtle effect of tone all over the carpet. Colors utilized in these carpets are normally tones of ivory, blue, red and golden yellow.

Available Sizes

Herati Rugs are available from small runners, area rugs, and a few large hall room sizes. Their size range can differ, some of which include 6 x 12 feet to  even 12 x 20 feet. These rugs are one of the diverse Persian carpets on the market. Check out our Herati rugs for sale.