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
Antique Turkish carpets, especially the Turkish Oushak carpets, are among the most popular, and one of the most sought after carpets in the world. Highly valued by collectors, these exceptional rugs are known for their very distinctive features, combining geometric floral patterns, and tribal motifs, with intricate designs that provide a classic, and timeless, aesthetic within every piece.
The medallion carpets, drawing their inspiration from the Persian designs, have evolved in drawing and weaving, all the way through the more contemporary pieces. These handwoven wool carpets can be found with a vast array of colors - from a cream and beige palette, to rich golden hues, you are certain to find a particular style that suits your designs and taste. Whether you are looking to furnish a room filled with your antiquities, or you are looking to bring a more rustic feel to a modern area of your home, these Antique Oriental rugs will help you achieve an elevated level of design, and create a lasting impression for years to come.