1930s ORIGINAL HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE TURKISH HEREKE RUG Signed 7x10 Museum Quality
1930s ORIGINAL HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE TURKISH HEREKE RUG. 6 ft 6' x 10 ft 3. Hereke rugs are considered one of the best quality rugs in the world. Due to high cost in labor force Hereke rugs are not being woven in Turkey anymore. They closed the Hereke rug weaving factory a couple of years ago. For this reason, Hereke rugs became highly collectible for fine art collectors. This unique and rare one-of-a-kind handmade original Hereke rug is about 80 years old. Beautiful Flowers of the 7. Design handwoven in Hereke Turkey. This Hereke has rare colors. You find reds and navy blues in common Hereke rugs. Please see photos for full details. Rug Producing Region of Hereke. Hereke is a town in Kocaeli province, Turkey, located to the north of the Gulf of Izmit near Istanbul - famed for Hereke carpets. Hereke is a unique weaving center of approx 20,000 people located at the northern edge of Izmit Bay, near Istanbul. The village of Hereke is recognized for producing some of the finest hand knotted carpets in the world - these special carpets represent the pinnacle of the Turkish carpet weaving tradition. Sultan Abdulmecid, Ottoman Emperor, established the Hereke Imperial Factory in 1843 to produce carpets, fabric, upholstery and curtains exclusively for the Ottoman Court. As of 1920, Hereke was home to a carpet making school which was run by the state. Both Muslim and Christian women and children attended classes. Hereke carpets used to be only produced in Hereke, a coastal town in Turkey, 60 km from Istanbul. The materials used are silk, a combination of wool and cotton and sometimes gold or silver threads. The Ottoman sultan, Abdülmecid I founded the Hereke Imperial Manufacture in 1841 to produce all the textiles for his Dolmabahçe Palace on the Bosphorus. He gathered the best artists and carpet weavers of the former Ottoman Empire in Hereke, where they began producing high-quality rugs and large carpets with unique patterns. After completing work on the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ottoman sultans used to give Hereke carpets as gifts to selected visiting royalties, noblemen and statesmen. It was not until 1890 that some traders in Istanbul were allowed to sell some of the pieces made at Hereke.
With the end of the Ottoman Empire, the production of Hereke carpets was restricted until the middle of the 20th century when some master-weavers in Hereke began once more to produce the carpets in continuation of the tradition of the Ottoman palace carpets. Hereke carpets typically are very large, palace-sized carpets, and are made with wool on cotton, camel hair on cotton, silk on cotton as well as silk on silk, which are knotted in small sizes. The precision of their double knots (Turkish or Ghiordes knots), which allows the clear display of patterns, together with the colour combinations and the harmonious patterns have made them highly collectible.
Today, Hereke carpets and rugs are still made with the traditional patterns of the Ottoman sultan, Abdülmecid I, as well as both traditional Anatolian and contemporary figurative patterns. USA , CANADA & EUROPE ONLY. We are a wholesale rug company located in Boston USA.
Our main distribution warehouse is located in Turkey. Our handmade rugs are high quality, collectible rugs from all over the world.
We are the 4th generation rug merchant, importing and exporting handmade rugs and tapestries from around the world. Each piece is individually selected.
Our rugs are hand-knotted with handspun wool using the highest quality wools, silks, and rich vegetable dyes in classic, decorative colors in artistic, geometric and historical designs. Please drop us a line and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have within 24 hours. Design: Hereke Flowers of the 7 mountains. Pile: 100% Vegetable-Dyed Hand Spun Wool. Size (feet) : 6 ft 6 inches x 10 ft 3 inches.
Size (cm) : 196 cm x 312 cm. The item "1930s ORIGINAL HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE TURKISH HEREKE RUG Signed 7x10 Museum Quality" is in sale since Tuesday, May 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Rugs & Carpets".
The seller is "handmadearts" and is located in CENTRAL ANATOLIA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: ORIGINAL TURKISH HEREKE
- Shape: Rectangle
- Age: Pre-1900
- Background Color: Multi-Colored
- Material: Wool
- Style: SUPER FINE HEREKE
- Regional Design: GENUINE TURKISH HEREKE
- Rug Type: Area Rugs
- Size: 7x10ft.