Antique silk Hereke - Carpet - 100 cm - 83 cm

Description
Antique silk Hereke - Carpet - 100 cm - 83 cm
silk and silver thread on silk - Turkey - First half 20th century

High quality antique silk Hereke, natural colours. Very special rug with unique and rare design, abrash, entirely made of silk and silver thread on silk. (Please look at the pictures)

• collectors item (Please look at the pictures)

• Item number: 2492

• exported from Turkey before jan. 2015

• Knot density is about 1.200,000 knots/m² (11 X 11)

• Country of Origin: Turkey

• Size: approx 100 cm X 83 cm (excluding fringes)

• Pile: Silk with silver thread

• Chain: Silk

• Quality: Very high quality

• Processing: Guaranteed Handmade


The most famous pure silk carpets in the world are produced in the small town of Hereke, east of Istanbul. Due to the unbelievably thin nature of the silk fiber being used, weavers tie exceptionally high number of knots, thus creating more detailed, magnificent carpets. It is also not uncommon for metallic threads to be woven into the pile which only can be done by expert weavers. The sheer beauty and unbelievably strong raw material of these rugs, enables them to be used both on the floor or as a wall hanging. Hereke rugs are to last generations and is not only a rug but truly a work of art.

Lot details
Model
Antique silk Hereke
Object
Carpet
Length
100 cm
Width
83 cm
Material
silk and silver thread on silk
Country of Origin
Turkey
Manufacturing period
First half 20th century
Condition
Damages and in need of restoration
Rug professionally cleaned
No
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