Rare Hereke rug with 10/10 quality ~625kpsi - great for hanging!!
This horizontal Hereke rug is one of my favorite Turkish silk rugs in our collection due to its unique design and simple elegance. Hereke rugs typically feature the traditional dome designs and like most Persian carpets are woven vertically and it is very rare to find pieces like this one. Since most collectors tend to hang the silk hereke rugs on walls, I think the horizontal pieces is perfectly suited for that purpose. In addition to its unique shape, this piece also features a very fine 10/10 quality with ~625kpsi, which combined with the window design makes for a great piece.
The workmanship is everything the Hereke rugs are known for and the condition of this semi-antique Hereke is excellent and based on our estimate it is about 60 years old. The subtle colors and certain features in the columns point to it having been made around 1960. It was obvious from its superb condition that this Hereke rug appears to be used as a decor rug only and there are no damaged or worn out areas that required any repairs. Simply a great piece and the biggest challenge we have is finding similar pieces and many of our clients who are collectors tend to snag them up within a very short time.
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