Semi-Antique Hereke rug in excellent condition
This fine Hereke rug is in excellent condition with a very fine 10/10 quality ~625 kpsi, which is common for Turkish Hereke rugs.
This Hereke piece features a classic design, colors and workmanship that points to a piece that is probably about 70 years old and was obviously owned by a collector who treated it like an artpiece as it has no wear or repairs. 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. One of the often unnoticed features in genuine Turkish Hereke rugs is the mirror reflection. If you were to fold this Hereke rug along the center line, the design on the left is a mirror copy of the right. Also, the 10/10 quality, which means that this Hereke features 10 knots per centimeter, is very fine and ensures a very crisp and remarkable level of attention. As is also the norm with Turkish Hereke rugs, this piece features a signature, which you can see 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