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Semi-Antique Hereke rug in excellent condition
This fine Hereke rug is in excellent condition with a very fine 10/10 quality of about 625 kpsi, which is common for extra fine Turkish Hereke rugs.
This Hereke piece features a design, colors and workmanship that points to a piece that is probably about 60-70 years old and was most likely owned by a collector who treated it like an artpiece. These type of Hereke rugs are typically either hang on walls or placed as decor rugs in places where there little to no chance of being walked on, which is why they tend to keep their luster and quality. Besides the fine 10/10 quality, which is rare in Hereke rugs of that era, the other feature I want to point out is the mirror reflection, which is actually typical in Hereke rugs but rarely noticed. If you were to fold Hereke rugs along the vertical line, the designs in the genuine Hereke rugs tend to be mirrored and if you look closely at the borders along both sides, you will see how they are the same. The signature which is typical for Hereke rugs is in the top left corner.
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