What is a Heriz rug?

What is a Heriz rug?

Heriz rugs are sought after for their classic appeal that often defies decorating trends. Woven in northwestern Persian villages beginning in the early 19th century, they became popular in the United States in the latter half of the 19th century.

Navajo Weaves, Wools and Dyes

Navajo Weaves, Wools and Dyes

The basic Navajo weave is the tapestry technique in which the warp threads are completely concealed by passage of the weft yarn. To facilitate passing of the weft s through the warp lines, the shed rods are employed. The upper shed rod is loosely inserted stick placed between alternating warp threads. The lower shed rod (sometimes called a heddle rod) is secured to opposite alternating warp threads.