Hereke Carpets are highly collectible. Production began at the behest of an Ottoman sultan, Abdulmecid I, in the 1840s. These rugs were produced in large sizes because of their intended decorative use in palaces. Often made from silk, wool, cotton, as well as with gold and silver threads, the unique patterns and high count knotting techniques of these rugs recall the antique traditions from which they derive.
Turkish carpets, also referred to as Anatolian carpets, were produced by many ethnic and tribal groups in Turkey and Central Asia. Deriving originally from a utilitarian need to insulate homes against harsh winter cold, these rugs covered doors, walls, and floors, often in layers, for city or nomadic tent-dwellers alike. The carpets -- whether hand-knotted or flat weave -- were always hand-made (by women and girls) out of wool, cotton, and sometimes silk. The earliest flat weave rug is known to have existed in 7,000 BC, while knotted rugs are known to have existed in Asia Minor in the 8th and 9th century. During the Renaissance, these rugs appeared in European paintings to symbolize status and prestige.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Hereke Medallion Wool Carpet
Style: Antique Turkish Hereke Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Yellow, Peach, Rust, Navy, Green, Gray
Size: 6' X 7'11"
Rug Number: 70002493