Amazing semi-antique Turkish Hereke-Derin rug in excellent condition with 11/11 quality.
This gorgeous pure silk Turkish Hereke-Derin is one of only a handful of genuine Hereke pieces that we have been able to secure from the Derin workshop, which like so many artistic Hereke weaving centers was decimated by the influx of the cheaper Chinese made imitation Hereke rugs.
The Derin workshop was one of the smaller premier weaving house in the Hereke region of Turkey and the older Derin rugs are famous for not overdying their silk and utilizing the finest silk along with an excellent attention to detail. Here you have a perfect outcome of what you get when you combine all of the best in Hereke weaving and leave the rug in a quite place to be simply enjoyed for decades. The design of this Tree-of-Life design with the large peacock and the other birds is not only extremely rare, but so is the quality as most Derin rugs of that era were made with a 10/10 quality instead of the 11/11 that you see here.
This Hereke-Derin dates to about 1950 and as you can see in the pictures, the condition is excellent and there is an obvious patina covering the rug giving it the aged look and feel. It is a superb piece with a very fine 11/11 quality, meaning that it has 11 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 silk rug that many of my fellow 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 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