Country of Origin: Turkey
Actual Size: 2'1" x 3'
Content: 100% Silk
This gorgeous Oriental rug is a very fine 2'1" x 3' Turkish Hereke. This hand knotted Turkish rug is very finely made with a 100% silk pile on a silk foundation, has a full pile and is in good condition. This rug is made at 500 KPSI (knots per square inch).
Turkish carpets and rugs, whether hand knotted or flat woven (Kilim, Soumak, Cicim, Zili), are among the most well known and established hand crafted art works in the world. Apparently originating in the traditions of largely nomadic Turkic peoples, the Turkish carpet, like the Persian carpet, developed during the medieval Seljuk period a more sophisticated urban aspect, produced in large workshops for commissions by the court and for export. The many styles of design reached maturity during the early Ottoman Empire, and most modern production, especially for export, looks back to the styles of that period. Turkish (also known as Anatolian) rugs and carpets are made in a wide range of distinct styles originating from various regions in Anatolia. Important differentiators between these styles may include: the materials, construction method, patterns and motif, geography, cultural identity and intended use.