Amazing 22/22 quality Turkish Hereke rug with ~3000 kpsi.
This rare pure silk Turkish Hereke artpiece with ~3000 kpsi and a 22/22 quality is NOT a Chinese copy and is one of several ultra fine and rare Turkish artpieces that we are fortunate enough to be able to offer.
The condition of this ultra fine Hereke is outstanding and the 22/22 quality refers to the fact that it features an amazing 20 knots per centimeter, which translates to about 4 million knots per square meter or about 3000 kpsi. These type of Hereke rugs are some of the most expensive and rarest of handmade rugs in the world due to their extreme high cost and to give you an idea, imagine a Turkish master weaver making the rug while looking through a magnifying glass in order to make sure that each knot is of the same thickness, quality and strength. Based on us having seen these rugs being made, we estimate about 5-8 seconds for each knot and if you do the math, you can see that even a small rug like this one would take well over a year to make.
It is due to the extreme high labor costs that most Turkish Hereke rugs like this one are of a small size as larger pieces would simply to too expensive and virtually impossible to make. Also, with the influx of Chinese imitation rugs that have flooded the Turkish market since the 80's and the rise in labor cost, the weaving of these extremely fine Hereke rugs have become all but extinct. This piece was purchased from a collector who was the original buyer. If you are a fan of Turkish rugs or want more information about the Hereke rugs, please watch the video below that is available for you in desktop view. This rare 22/22 Hereke is featured in this video along with several other rare Turkish rugs. If you are familiar with Turkish Hereke rugs of this caliber, you will know how rare and expensive they can be and even for someone who has been around rugs all his life, this is truly a novelty. Simply a stunning piece and the kind of handmade rug that many of my clients who are passionate collectors look for.
Info About REAL vs. FAKE Hereke Rugs
Due to the large number of inquiries I receive about genuine and fake Turkish Hereke rugs and the misinformation that are being peddled by online and rug store retailers, I have featured several videos about the Turkish silk rugs in 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 showcase some of the finest Hereke rugs we have ever held in our hands. This video is one of many about Turkish Silk rugs as part of our YouTube channel about Turkish Hereke carpets. Topic #1: Several 20/20 and 22/22 Hereke rugs Topic #2: Featuring Hereke, Cinar and Ozipek pieces Topic #3: Hereke Signatures!! See different examples of various types of famous Hereke workshop signatures.
Topic #1: Several 20/20 and 22/22 Hereke rugs
Topic #2: Featuring Hereke, Cinar and Ozipek pieces
Topic #3: Hereke Signatures!! See different examples of various types of famous Hereke workshop signatures.