Rare Antique Hereke rug woven with gold colored metal added to the design!!
This rare antique metal Hereke rug dates back to between 1920-40 and has the woven serial number still attached to the fringes above the signature.
For rug collectors and basically anyone who loves the older Hereke rugs, this piece is truly a rare find and a very special piece. Made between 1920 to 1940 based on our estimates and knowledge of the Hereke rugs, this 10/10 quality very fine Hereke rugs features not only the serial number 257 in Arabic in the little patch above the signature, but also features a gold colored metal in the weave. The metal rugs are also known as Soof and they are a very unique novelty. The 10/10 quality, which converts to about 625 kpsi is also enhanced by the pure vegetable dyed silk, which is apparently by the shimmer of patina that is forming on the rug.
The workmanship is everything one would expect from the 10/10 quality Hereke rugs and it is simply a beautiful reminder of the fading Turkish rug history. Given its condition, it was displayed as a decor rug and there are no areas that were repaired or removed. It is extremely well aged and in exceptional condition as is also evident by the fringes, who are looped at the ends as was customerary in the old days.
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 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 and Signatures!! Learn the truth about them and see an actual example of a signature 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 and Signatures!! Learn the truth about them and see an actual example of a signature that was added to a Chinese copy to make it look like a Turkish piece