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Chinese Hereke Silk rug perfect for hanging and with signature.
This handmade pure silk Chinese Hereke rug is one of several rare Hereke rugs that we are offering and it is everything that the Hereke rugs are known for, except that it is made in China. Like most genuine Turkish Hereke rugs, it is pure silk and also features the traditional Hereke signature. The Turkish Hereke rugs are very sought-after pieces on par as the Persian Qum rugs, but unfortunately due to an huge influx of cheaper Chinese silk carpets that look and feel very similar to the genuine Turkish Hereke rugs, the production of the real Hereke rugs has all but stopped.
This piece is new and was purchased by us like many others have done during a holiday in Turkey. Knowing enough about the differences between the real Turkish Hereke rugs and their imported Chinese counterparts, we were able to get this piece at a reasonable price. This Chinese Hereke rug is a perfect example of the type of silk rug that has decimated the Turkish silk rug production. Starting in the late 1980's, some of the Turkish rug stores started to import Chinese handmade fine silk rugs and sell them as genuine Turkish Hereke rugs. As you can see in one of the last pictures, this rug even has the signature of a genuine Turkish Hereke rug, even though we know that it was made in China.
Please note that for its price and quality, this piece is absolutely excellent and as a Persian rug fan, I have absolutely no problems recommending it. However, I want to be clear that even though I could offer it as a Turkish Hereke rug, it is in fact a Chinese imitation and as a result, the price is a fraction of what a real Turkish Hereke would be selling for.
Info About REAL vs. FAKE Hereke Rugs
Due to the large number of inquiries I receive about genuine and fake Hereke rugs and the misinformation that are being peddled by online and rug store retailers, I have created my own YouTube channel where I offer factual information for you like the video below that is about Hereke Silk Rugs. You can see the video if you view this rug page on a laptop or desktop.
If you own or are interested in silk Hereke rugs, please watch this 17 minute video in which I show you real Turkish silk Hereke rugs and the Chinese silk couterparts that are often sold as genuine Turkish rugs. For over 20 years, I have been getting a lot of inquiries about the Hereke rugs and so many have been scammed by the rug dealers in Turkey that I thought I try to show you the difference using actual rugs. Topic #1: The different qualities in Turkish & Chinese Hereke rugs Topic #2: Differences in prices Topic #3: Hereke Signatures!! Learn the truth about them and see an actual example of one that was added to a Chinese copy to make it look like a Turkish piece
Topic #1: The different qualities in Turkish & Chinese Hereke rugs
Topic #2: Differences in prices
Topic #3: Hereke Signatures!! Learn the truth about them and see an actual example of one that was added to a Chinese copy to make it look like a Turkish piece