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Vintage Turkish Hereke Prayer Rug Silk on Silk (450 knots) BRAND NEW

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The initial preparation of the loom is distinct from most other techniques worldwide. Hereke carpets are double knotted using the Turkish knot, resulting in a more durable product. Double knots cannot...
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About Turkish Silk Rugs

When you think of Turkish delight, a sugary jelly candy comes to mind, but Turkish silk rugs prove just as indulgent. These rugs feature beautiful patterns deriving from the Middle East bearing religious, cultural, and historical significance. Most items exist as handmade Turkish rugs, as constructing rugs from hand is the traditional custom. Artisan weavers in Turkey produce and export these rugs, using natural dyes and silk from Asia. The history of Turkish silk rugs dates back to the Turkic tribe, an ancient group of nomadic Turks. Rugs began as Persian carpets, colorful but simple, depicting scenes of rural life. The Seljuk period saw an emergence of rugs bearing urban themes with elaborate curves and complex patterns. These antique Turkish rugs feature beautiful flower motifs in intricate geometrical patterns, which you can find set among different background colors, depending on the region of origin. Ottoman rugs, which came shortly after, featured images of nobles and representational figures, like medallions and mihrabs, and are prayer rugs. You can look for Turkish silk rugs on eBay where a large inventory lets you search in many ways, such as color, date and region of origin, size, and price.