Genuine Semi-Antique Turkish Hereke-Derin rug in excellent condition with 10/10 quality.
This small pure silk Turkish Hereke-Derin is one of only a handful pieces that we are offering and it is a genuine Turkish piece and NOT a Chinese copy as I explain in the video below where I show Turkish and Chinese Hereke rugs and point out the differences.
The Derin workshop was one of the premier weaving house along with G&K and Ozipek in Hereke and as so many others fell victim to the influx of cheap Chinese silk rugs that have all but wiped out the silk carpet makers in Turkey. Given that this Hereke-Derin dates to about 1960-1970, the condition is excellent and is like new. What sets this particular piece apart from most Turkish Hereke silk rugs is the choice in colors with the patina brown background, which is extremely rare in silk rugs. It is a superb piece with a very fine 10/10 quality, meaning that it has 10 knots per centimeter. Perfectly suited for hanging on a wall or displaying as a decor rug, this fine Hereke-Derin is a great reminder of what the past Turkish weaving culture is all about. Simply a stunning piece and the kind of Persian rug that collectors of rare Turkish Hereke rugs look for. As with all genuine Hereke-Derin rugs, you will see the signature in the top center.
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