15129 Hereke Silk Souf 23 x 15 inch - 59 x 38 cm Prayer Mat Rug
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Hereke Silk Souf 23 x 15 inch - 59 x 38 cm Prayer Mat Rug
An authentic HEREKE SILK rug with finest silk.
Hereke rugs are among the finest rugs made. Their quality is unreached and their design is very exact. Hereke rugs are often used as wall decoration.
Very fine knotted genuine Hereke silk carpet from Turkey. The basic fabric of silk carpets from Hereke is traditionally made of genuine Bursa silk. The pile is also made of Bursa silk dyed with natural colors. Souf silk carpets also have knitted metal threads coated with gold. The motif of the carpet is known as a prayer rug or a niche prayer rug. In the upper part there is a font cartouche above the prayer cupola, below which are arabesques and flowers. The carpet was knotted in the 1960's and is in excellent condition.
|Origin:||Hereke (signed), Turkey
|Warp and weft:||Silk
|Length:||23 inch - 59 cm|
|Width:||15 inch - 38 cm|
|Pile height:||Approx. 1/8 inch, 0,3 cm|
|Knot density:||Approx. 600 to 630 kpsi|
|Material type:||Finest Silk
|Age:||Approx. 50 - 60 years, mid 1960´s
|Fair Trade:||Yes, Label STEP certified|
|Anti-slip:||Rug pad underlay recommended on smooth floors|
|Underfloor heating:||Yes, suitable|
What is a Hereke rug?
Hereke rugs are made in the city with the same name: Hereke, approx. 80 miles east of Istanbul. They are internationally known for extraordinary quality and beauty.
What is typical for Hereke rugs?
Hereke rugs have typical designs, such as Medaillon Rugs, Tree of Life Rugs, Piktoral Rugs and Hunting Rugs. The foundation consisting of warp and weft is usually a fine silk threat, the pile is short and made of silk as well. Hereke rugs also come in a combination of wool pile and cotton warp.
Are Hereke rugs durable?
Due to the exquisit material combination and the excellent work it is obvious that Hereke rugs are very durable.