Hereke Silk Souf 23 x 15 inch - 59 x 38 cm Prayer Mat Rug
Hereke Silk Souf 23 x 15 inch - 59 x 38 cm Prayer Mat Rug

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.

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.

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.
Origin: Hereke (signed), Turkey
Pile material Silk
Warp and weft: Silk
Design: Prayer rug
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
Condition Excellent
Colors: Red, green
Shape: Rectangular
Unique: Yes
Fair Trade: Yes, Label STEP certified
Sustainable:: Yes
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.

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