Antique Turkish Hereke Rug (Size Adjusted)
Antique Turkish Hereke Rug (Size Adjusted) Description:
This circa-1920 antique Turkish Hereke rug consists of an all-over design of interwoven linear abstractions with a muted rust patina. The antique rugs are framed by multiple borders in beige, containing floral and geometric motifs in a staple Oriental style. In the early nineteenth century, on the outskirts of Istanbul, the Hereke rug workshop was established, becoming famous for producing exceptional, finely woven Turkish carpets of outstanding technical ability. These antique Hereke rugs often feature luxurious materials such as silk and metal-thread worked into designs, emulating the antique Persian carpets of the Ottoman and Safavid Court workshops. Hereke carpets typically are very large, palace sized carpets, with the precision of their double knots (Turkish or Ghiordes knots) allowing for a clear display of patterns. Today, Hereke large area rugs and rugs for sale are still made with the traditional patterns of the Ottoman sultan, Abdülmecid I, as well as both traditional Anatolian and contemporary figurative patterns.