Oversized 19th Century Turkish Hereke Camel and Pale Brick Red Rug BB5981 14'3" × 22'0" $80,000
This magnificent and venerable antique Turkish rug is a fine example of Hereke weaving craftsmanship. Hereke large area rugs are typically palace-sized and made with wool, camel hair or silk on cotton canvas. The precision of their double knots (Turkish or Ghiordes) which allows the clear display of motifs together with the masterful color combinations and the harmonious patterns has made them highly collectible. The one before your eyes is truly worthy of an Ottoman sultan. Its extremely detailed design comprises of pale brick red cusped medallions on a beige and ivory background surrounded by floral ornamental borders which repeat the shades of the main field. It was thoroughly hand-knotted of the finest wool in old and refined weaving techniques by skilled artisans. Only such precise making could ensure the antique rugs ang carpets uniqueness and durability which enabled them to survive for over a century in perfect condition. A lucky future owner may be reassured that his antique Hereke Turkish rug will serve him for many years to come. This palatial composition is not only intricate, properly balanced and qualitative but also really impressive in terms of dimensions – it will most certainly bring splendor and a touch of history to any ample interior.
Oversized 19th Century Turkish Hereke Camel and Pale Brick Red Rug BB5981