Beautiful example of a genuine Cinar-Istanbul rug...
This rare horizontal Turkish Cinar-Istanbul silk rug is a perfect example of what the Cinar carpets are so famous for.
This is one of those rugs that collectors of handmade carpets love to display. The Cinar silk carpets in Turkey are one of the best known types of the Turkish silk rugs and are often times also referred to Cinar Hereke rugs. As a rule, if a Cinar is of an 8/8 quality like this piece then it is referred to as an Cinar-Istanbul and if it is a 10/10 quality or better than they are commonly referred to as Cinar-Hereke. The quality of this piece is 8/8, which means that it has 8 knots per centimeter or about 400 kpsi. Made of pure silk with the strong double knot (Turkish knot), this Cinar features a rare horizontal design with windows that features different flowers and animals. If you look at the close-ups, you will also see the Cinar-Istanbul signature on the right side.
The horizontal design makes this Cinar perfect for hanging on walls and it was purchased from a collector who bought it around 1990. As with all of our genuine Turkish silk rugs, this piece was thoroughly examined by myself and it is in excellent condition.
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. This particular Cinar-Istanbul was also featured in one of our videos and if you like to see the video, please check below if you view this rug page on a laptop or desktop.
If you own Turkish silk rugs or are interested in this rare Turkish Cinar-Istanbul rug, watch this video in which I showcase not only this unique Cinar rug, but also showcase another horizontal designed Turkish Hereke rug.
In addition, I will explain the difference between Turkish Cinar rugs and why some are signed differently from others.