The Herati pattern

One of our favorite, traditional rug patterns is the Herati. We consider it to be the wing tip shoe of the rug world, in other words, it will never go out of style. This pattern has its name from the city of Herat in Northwestern Afghanistan and is commonly  found in handmade carpets from Iran. The pattern is comprised of a flower inside a rhomb surrounded by four acanthus-leaves. These leafs are sometimes called fishes because of its similarity. Often, the pattern is used as an all-over/repeated motif.  What is your favorite pattern?

herati-pattern

 

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