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By critical consensus, the premier center of rug making is a picturesque village in the northwest center of Turkey called Hereke. P.R.J Ford, in its masterful guide The Oriental Carpet, has called Hereke “… The most sumptuous and finest rugs produced anywhere in the world” Lee Allane, another notable expert in the field, is no less extravagant in his praise. “The town of Hereke…produces the finest silk rugs anywhere in the world. The skill artistry and technical virtuosity of the Hereke weaver is second to none, and the rugs they produce are justifiably regarded as among the most distinguished and valuable examples of contemporary textile art.”
With anywhere between 700 to 500 knots to the Square Inch, it should come at no surprise to learn that a Hereke rug will typically take upwards of five years to produced and is the prize of any rug merchant’s collection. Indeed, in the great markets and bazaars of Istanbul, a merchant consider himself a single genuine rug from Hereke.
We know you will share the excitement we will feel in viewing and touching these peerless rugs. They add a dimension to the home that only a true work of art can, and are a prestigious complement to any fine room setting. We urge you to visit us soon the glories of one of the world’s superb collections of Hereke rugs.