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Fine Hereke prayer rug

Carpet production is a relatively recent occurrence in the Hereke area in Western Turkey. The carpet weaving in this region was first introduced during early 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries. It is now source of some of Turkey’s most sophisticated carpets, which are distinguished by their elegance where sometimes use of gold Threads in the weaving silk carpets can be seen. It is fair to assume that the style in Hereke rugs was inspired by Persian and French designs with mainly having splendid palmettes and other floral elements in a purely curvilinear style as well as central medallions and wide boarders. Some of these wonderful rugs were wool, many in large room sizes; others were made in very fine knotting, with silk pile. In both types, the technique of embossing - the shearing of the pile to different heights to throw certain designs into relief – was first executed. The antique Hereke silk rugs were presented to visiting royalty and other distinguished foreign visitors, including Queen Victoria and the Empress Eugenie of France. All genuine Hereke of this period are signed in Arabic Calligraphy which has been the trademark for these wonderful pieces ever since.Hereke silk rugs by far are one of our favourite collection and are the ones which sell most and in quick successions. When Ariel from Mexico saw this Hereke from our website he had to buy it. He then latter left below comment.

“ Dear Saeed, I just received Turkish silk Hereke rug, and it is incredibly beautiful. Thank you very much. I am definitely enjoying having it, and it is thanks to you with peace, Ariel “

 

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