Amazing Hereke rug with stunning 16/16 quality, ~1600+ kpsi, and a rare square pictorial design!!
This is a type of Hereke rug that collectors of genuine Hereke rugs drool over...
With a 16/16 quality, which translates into about 1600+ kpsi, this rare pictorial belongs into the upper class of the Turkish Hereke rugs. The remarkable quality was made possible by weavers weaving the rugs literally while looking through a magnifying glass, which is an old weaving technique that is all but gone due to the extreme high costs in todays markets. It is simply remarkable that weavers could make such rugs back in the 60's and keep in mind that 16/16 means 16knots per centimeter. Unfortunately, this type of rug weaving has become so expensive that most buyers choose the cheaper Chinese imitations and therefore the few weavers in Turkey who had the skills to make such artpieces are mostly gone. Nowadays, the costs would be so prohibitive that it is extremely rare to find new Turkish Hereke rugs of this caliber.
The other unique feature in this piece is the square shape and the design, both of which are equally rare in Turkish Hereke rugs. Most Turkish silk rugs feature the more traditional designs and rectangular shapes and this is one of only a few pieces that we have ever offered with this rare square shape. In all, this is a truly unique and sought-after piece for those who appreciate the fine Turkish rugs and a great example of what the Hereke rugs are famous for. With an amazing 16/16 quality, it is simple a stunning artpiece and even though it is over 50 years old, it is in excellent condition as it was displayed as an artpiece by a collector and never walked on. To top of it all, there is of course the traditional Hereke signature in the top right 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