Pictorial Tree-of-Life Hereke rug with Metal fibers in design
This ~60 year old pictorial metal Hereke rug is a perfect example of what the rare Hereke rugs with the metal background look like when they are treated like art and are left in mint condition.
Design and workmanship are everything the 8/8 quality silk Hereke rugs are known for and this piece has areas where the Kelim is left exposed and a silk pile is added looking like it is on top of the metal foundation. This is to allow the design to look as if it is floating on the rug and gives the pattern an in-depth look and feel. In addition, this metal Hereke rug features a pictorial Tree-of-Life design with lots of plants and birds making it perfect for hanging on a wall.
The condition of this semi-antique Hereke is excellent and based on our estimate it is about 50-60 years old. Given that this piece also features a 8/8 quality, meaning that is has 8 knots per centimeter, it is safe to assume that it was treated like a decor rug and hang on a wall. Simply a stunning piece and the kind of Persian rug that buyers look for as a decor item or as part of a fine art collection. As with most genuine Turkish Hereke rugs, this metal piece is also signed and you can see the signature in the top right corner.
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