Semi-Antique Turkish Cinar-Istanbul rug with Stunning Design!!br>This rare pure silk Turkish Cinar-Istanbul pictorial piece is one of our is one of my personal favorite pieces amongst all of the Turkish silk rugs due to its rarity and affordability.
If you are familiar with the demise of the Turkish Hereke rug industry in Turkey, you would instantly know how special this piece is as rugs like this one are no longer made in noticable quantities. Most of the Cinar rug weavers that moved to Istanbul decades ago are mo longer in the rug weaving business and as a result finding Cinar-Istanbul pieces like this one has become somewhat of an adventure in itself. This piece is about 60 years old and in excellent condition as it was displayed as an artpiece by a collector. The Cinar rugs are a extension of the Hereke family and share many of the weaving techniques and qualities as the higher grade Hereke rugs.
In addition to its sheer rarity is the shape, which is not only hard to find, but perfect for pictorial rugs as it is almost perfectly designed to be hang on wall or even framed. I have added several videos to our YouTube channel about hanging and framing Persian rugs and this piece is a perfect example of what an ideal pictorial rug is all about. The depiction of the ancient life in Turkey with its many aspects of the imperial court is very well made and as is customary with all genuine Cinar-Istanbul rugs, the signature in the top middle is actually upside down due to the weaving method that is used in Turkish silk rugs.
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