Amazing Hereke Ozipek rug with stunning 16/16 quality, 1600 kpsi, and the original creator of this pictorial Tree-of-Life design!!
This genuine pure silk Turkish Hereke rug with a 16/16 quality 1600 kpsi was made by the Ozipek workshop around 1970 and comes with an interesting story. The Ozipek workshop was one of the premier rug weaving groups in Hereke who are renowned not only for their high quality in terms of their silk and workmanship, but were often the original creators of popular designs like in this case.
Here we have an original Ozipek pictorial Tree-of-Life design that is known as the Sad Autumn and if you look at my gallery of Turkish rugs, you will see a more contemporary copy of it A596235 made by the Khan-Khali workshop. Since the Ozipek workshop no longer exists, the older pieces like this carpet are becoming more and more popular and at the same time harder to find. Made with an incredible 16/16 quality, which translates to 1600kpsi, this artpiece quality Hereke-Ozipek is in excellent condition and was treated by its original owner like an artpiece. The attention to detail is as amazing as the workmanship and is obviously a prime example of what the Turkish Hereke rugs are famous for.
This Ozipek Hereke is amongst the finest Hereke rugs that we have been able to aquire and to give you an idea of how fine it is, the 16/16 quality means that it has 16 knots per centimer or about 40 knots per inch. It is simply a stunning artpiece and the size is also very unusual since most Hereke rugs of this quality are much smaller due to their extremely high cost. A piece like this would take a weaver well over a year to weave.
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
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