Bakshis, Gorevan, Serapi and Tabriz are popular types of rugs woven in the Heriz region. The popular Heriz pattern is also made in India both in bright, deep traditional colors and also in softer earth tones. Herez is a city found in northwestern Iran in the province of Azerbijan. Some Heriz characteristics are thought to be derived from the classical Caucasian rugs of the 17th and 18th centuries. The foundation is usually cotton with a wool pile. Heriz rugs usually have a classic medallion and corner design. They can have all over patterns but are more often seen with a large geometric medallion and are notorious for their durability. Heriz rugs are very recognizable due to their strong floral geometric angular designs.
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.