Amazing Hereke rug with stunning 12/12 quality, ~900+ kpsi, and a rare tile design!!
This is a genuine Hereke rug with a 12/12 quality and about 900+ kpsi, which puts it in the upper class of the Turkish Hereke rugs. The remarkable quality was made possible by some of the best weavers who had mastered the skills of weaving extremely tight knots with the extremely fine and strong silk. It is simply remarkable that weavers could make such rugs back in the days and this piece dates back to the late 60's. Unfortunately, this type of rug weaving has become so expensive that most buyers choose the cheaper Chinese imitations and therefore the weavers in Turkey have all but abandoned this rare artform. Nowadays, the costs would be so prohibitive that it is extremely rare to find new Turkish Hereke rugs of this caliber.
The unique feature in this piece is the tile design with classic designs in the tiles. Most Turkish silk rugs feature the more traditional designs and it is always a pleasure to be able to find and offer rare Hereke rugs like this one. 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 12/12 quality, meaning that this Hereke features 12 knots per centimeter or about 900+ kpsi, 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. At the top corner is the Hereke signature embedded in the design.
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