Herati Design (Rugman)
|Original name||ماهی درهم|
|Alternative name(s)||Mahi (Persian), Fish|
|Common designs||many versions of the Herati, curvilinear and geometric, simple and complex|
|Weave Area||Khorasan, Azerbayjan, Kurdistan, Ferahan|
Herati (persian mâhi, “fish”) design found in Persian, and Oreintal rugs. It is a very common repeat field design consisting of a flower centered in a diamond with curving lanceolate or sickle leaves located outside the diamond and parallel to each side. The sickle leaves sometimes have the appearance of fish.
- Stone, 2013, 126
- Peter F. Stone. 2013. Oriental Rugs: An Illustrated Lexicon of Motifs, Materials, and Origins. North Clarendon: Tuttle.