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Hereke Pure Silk Turkish Prayer Rug with Golden Metal Threats Souf
By Hereke
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Very fine Turkish pure silk Hereke prayer rug. Turkish Hereke Souf silk rugs are the most exclusive and highly priced rugs of all silk rugs made. The raw material is exquisite or...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Islamic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Hereke Pure Silk Turkish Prayer Rug with Golden Metal Threats Souf
By Hereke
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Very fine Turkish pure silk Hereke prayer rug. Turkish Hereke Souf silk rugs are the most exclusive and highly priced rugs of all silk rugs made. The raw material is exquisite or...
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Vintage 1960s Turkish Islamic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Turkish Hereke Silk Rug
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Antique Turkish Hereke silk rug Measurement: 7' x 9'9".
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Turkish Rugs

Tree of Life Hereke Silk Rugs, Oriental Rug, Handmade Carpet Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The manufacturing of these masterpieces luxury rugs began late the 19th century. These Turkish rugs were woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In the mid-19...
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Vintage 1950s Asian Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Organic Material

Fine Pure Silk Turkish Hereke Rug
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An exquisitely elegant silk Hereke rug with what is known as a ‘garden design’, featuring an overall vignette pattern. Each vignette depicts impeccably drawn delicate potted flowers ...
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20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

  • Fine Pure Silk Turkish Hereke Rug
  • Fine Pure Silk Turkish Hereke Rug
  • Fine Pure Silk Turkish Hereke Rug
  • Fine Pure Silk Turkish Hereke Rug
W 78.75 in. L 120.08 in.
Pure silk Hereke Ozipek Prayer rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Very fine turkish pure silk Hereke prayer rug from the famous Ozipek workshop. Unusual geometric design gives this masterpiece a rarely seen look.
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20th Century Turkish Islamic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

  • Pure silk Hereke Ozipek Prayer rug
  • Pure silk Hereke Ozipek Prayer rug
  • Pure silk Hereke Ozipek Prayer rug
  • Pure silk Hereke Ozipek Prayer rug
W 27.96 in. L 39.77 in.
Beautiful Vintage Silk Sino Hereke Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very nice little silk rug with beautiful floral design and nice colors with blue, orange, beige and brown, entirely and finely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Silk Metallic Turkish Hereke Pictorial Rug
Located in New York, NY
A late 20th century Turkish Herekeh silk and metallic pictorial Rug In the mid-19th century, Sultan Abdul Majid proclaimed Hereke to be the royal weaving village. The small rugs wer...
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20th Century Turkish Folk Art Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Pure Silk Hereke Ozipek Turkish Rug Signed
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
Very fine Turkish pure silk Hereke prayer rug from the famous Ozipek workshop. Turkish Hereke silk rugs are the most exclusive and highly priced rugs of all silk rugs made. The O...
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20th Century Turkish Islamic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Very Fine Turkish Silk Rug Hereke Style
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Nice little silk Turkish rug, with beautiful geometrical design with mihrab and nice colors with beige, pink, yellow and black, finely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk foundatio...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Biblical Adam and Eve Scene Turkish Hereke Silk Rug. Size: 7 ft x 5 ft
Located in New York, NY
Fine Biblical Scene Turkish Pictorial Antique Silk Rug That Depicts The Story of The Banishment From The Garden Of Eden, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: Late 1...
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Antique Late 19th Century Turkish Romantic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Nice Vintage Fine Silk Hereke Style Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Beautiful late 20th century silk rug, with inscription (Hereke), and beautiful Persian design and nice colors, entirely and finely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk foundation.
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Late 20th Century Chinese Kashan Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Turkish Silk Hereke Rug, circa 1920
Located in Secaucus, NJ
From the area of Turkey around 40 miles from Istanbul producing the finest of rugs. It is believed that the Imperial looms were established in Hereke, circa 1840. This soft and gentl...
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20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Magnificent Floral Silk Rugs, Turkish Hereke Oriental Rug Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The manufacturing of these masterpieces luxury oriental rugs began late the 19th century. This handmade carpet was woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In ...
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Vintage 1980s Turkish Oushak Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Organic Material, Silk

Magnificent Antique Rugs, Handmade Carpet Silk Rug, Turkish Hereke Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The handmade carpet manufacturing of these masterpieces luxury rugs began late the 19th century. This oriental rug was woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke....
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Silk, Organic Material

Authentic Turkish Scenery Silk Hereke Rug Framed Signed
Located in San Diego, CA
The town of Hereke itself was established a mere 200 years ago by the Sultans as a production center for the ultimate sensual luxury, the all silk carpet. Hereke is recognized for pr...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Beautiful Vintage Sino Hereke Silk and Gold Rug
Located in Saint Ouen, FR
Very beautiful late 20th century Hereke style silk and gold rug with a mihrab prayer design and light colors with red and yellow, entirely hand knotted with silk velvet on silk found...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Islamic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Pure Silk Rugs, Metallic Pictorial Turkish Rugs, Hereke Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This oriental rug for sale was woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In the mid-19th century, Sultan Abdul Majid proclaimed Hereke to be the royal weaving v...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Pure Silk Rugs, Metallic Pictorial Turkish Rugs, Hereke Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This oriental rug for sale was woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In the mid-19th century, Sultan Abdul Majid proclaimed Hereke to be the royal weaving v...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Pure Silk Rugs, Metallic Pictorial Turkish Rugs, Hereke Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This Oriental rug for sale was woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In the mid-19th century, Sultan Abdul Majid proclaimed Hereke to be the royal weaving v...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Pure Silk Rugs, Metallic Pictorial Turkish Rugs, Hereke Handmade Carpet
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
This oriental rug for sale was woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In the mid-19th century, Sultan Abdul Majid proclaimed Hereke to be the royal weaving v...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Antique Hereke Golden-Beige and Red Floral Silk Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Dancing curvilinear patterns paired with a classic sense of eastern symmetry lend this antique Hereke rug tones of grandeur and whimsy alike. Originating from Turkey between 1910-192...
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Vintage 1910s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Semi-Antique Hereke, Pure Silk Signed Turkish Prayer Rug
Located in Vero Beach, FL
This authentic Hereke, signed, pure silk rug is extremely intricate. It is a very finely hand-knotted Turkish prayer rug in a traditional design with strong colors and is signed in A...
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20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Hereke Geometric Beige Silk Rug Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey in 1910, this antique Hereke rug hosts an iconic variation of the Memling Gul, an eight-pointed star motif named for historian Hans Memling symbolizing the wo...
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Vintage 1910s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool

Antique Rug Turkish Hereke Pure Silk Rug, Handmade Floral Oriental Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Vintage handmade carpet Turkish rugs are considered by many to be one of the most beautiful handmade carpets in the world. This elegant Orange rug has a very nice palette of colours ...
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Vintage 1950s Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Silk, Organic Material

Extremely Fine Antique Turkish Signed Hereke Rug, Silk on Silk, circa 1900
Located in Chevy Chase, MD
Extremely fine antique Turkish Signed Hereke rug, silk on silk, hand knotted, circa 1900 Design: Center Medallion Hereke carpets used to be only produced in Hereke, a coastal t...
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Antique Early 1900s Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Turkish Silk Hereke Rug with Art Nouveau Rococo Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77475, vintage Turkish silk Hereke rug with Art Nouveau Rococo style. With ornate details and well-balanced symmetry combined with a dreamy color palette, this hand knotted silk vint...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Rococo Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Turkish Silk Hereke Rug with Hunting Scene, Silk Tapestry Wall Hanging
Located in Dallas, TX
77025 vintage Turkish silk Hereke prayer rug with hunting scene. Cleverly composed and distinctively well-balanced, this vintage Turkish silk Hereke rug displays an exceptional hunti...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Medieval Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Fine Vintage Silk Rugs, Cream Hereke Turkish Rug, Pure Living Room Oriental Rugs
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Vintage Turkish rugs are considered by many to be some of the most beautiful carpets in the world. This elegant rug has a very nice palette of colours such as rust, light blue, navy,...
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1990s Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Organic Material

Antique Turkish Souf Hereke Rug
Located in New York, NY
An antique Turkish Souf Hereke carpet from the first quarter of the 20th century. The medallion and guard-border offer an elegant floral pattern connected by an intricate vine and sc...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Wool, Silk

Antique Hereke Red Beige Silk Square Rug with Motifs Floral Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Hand knotted with a luminous, high-quality silk in a combination of vivid and rustic red and beige colorways, this antique Hereke rug originates from Turkey in 1880, crafter in a per...
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Antique 1880s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Turkish Silk Hereke Prayer Rug with Tree of Life Design
Located in Dallas, TX
77026, vintage Turkish silk Hereke prayer rug with Tree of Life design. Give the look of woven wonders and warmth with this stunning silk Hereke rug. It features both the prayer rug ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Islamic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Turkish Hereke Silk Area Rug with Victorian Art Nouveau Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77246, vintage Turkish Hereke silk area rug with Victorian style. With it's timeless elegance and regal charm, this hand knotted silk vintage Turkish Hereke area rug embodies Victori...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Victorian Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Turkish Silk Hereke Prayer Rug, Louis XVI Style Tapestry, Wall Hanging
Located in Dallas, TX
77154 Antique Turkish Silk Hereke Prayer Rug, Louis XVI Style Tapestry, Wall Hanging. This antique Turkish Hereke silk rug and/or tapestry beautifully highlights Regal ottoman style....
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Early 20th Century Turkish Louis XIV Turkish Rugs

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Silver

Antique Turkish Silk Metallic Souf Hereke Prayer Rug, Louis XIV Style Tapestry
Located in Dallas, TX
77153 Antique Turkish Silk Metallic Souf Hereke Prayer rug, Louis XIV style Tapestry, wall hanging. With its timeless elegance and regal charm, this antique Turkish silk metallic sou...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Louis XIV Turkish Rugs

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Silver

Small Vintage Silk Metallic Turkish Hereke Animal Rug. Size: 3 ft 2 in x 5 ft
Located in New York, NY
A rare and breathtaking small size vintage silk metallic Turkish Hereke Animal rug, country of origin / rugs type: Turkish rugs, date: circa vintage / mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 2 ...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Vintage Turkish Silk Hereke Prayer Rug with Tree of Life Design & Ottoman Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77476 vintage Turkish Silk Hereke prayer rug with Tree of Life Design and Ottoman style. Give the look of woven wonders and warmth with this hand knotted vintage Turkish silk Hereke ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Rococo Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Turkish Hereke Koum Kapi Design Silk Prayer Rug with Regal Ottoman Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77218, vintage Turkish Hereke Koum Kapi design silk prayer rug with Regal ottoman style, tapestry or wall hanging. This hand knotted silk vintage Turkish Hereke prayer rug displays a...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Baroque Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Turkish Hereke Oriental Rug with Weaver's Mark, in Small Size, Silk Pile
Located in New York, NY
An antique Turkish silk Hereke oriental rug, size 4'6 H x 3'0 W, circa 1920. This fine hand-knotted carpet features a lustrous short silk pile with a vase design at one end of the bl...
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Vintage 1920s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Wool, Silk

927 - Hereke Turkish ( % 100 silk ) Carpet, 20th Century
By Manufacture Royale De Samadet Landes
Located in Paris, FR
Hand knotted carpet in the Turkish Hereke ( % 100 silk ) factory. High quality, beautiful graphics and remarkable finesse. Density: About 12 000 knots per dm². Perfect state of prese...
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Vintage 1980s Turkish Rustic Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Urban Silk Turkish Hereke Carpet, Pink Accents, Neutral Palette
Located in New York, NY
The light almost shadow pattern in ecru, beige and tan is based around a central array of rosettes with more palmettes, scrolling vinery and other floral forms set around. Urban Turk...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Mid-Century Modern Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Vintage Hereke Beige Cream Oval Rug with Boteh Medallion Design
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from Turkey between 1930-1950, this vintage Hereke oval rug is hand knotted with a high-quality silk featuring a rare Medallion style field design complementing its shape...
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Vintage 1930s Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Pink and Ecru Vintage Hereke Art Nouveau Style Area Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
76935, Pink and Ecru Vintage Hereke Art Nouveau Style Area Rug. Impeccably detailed from the field to the series of borders, this vintage Hereke design silk rug boasts an arabesque A...
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Late 20th Century Chinese Art Nouveau Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Hand-Knotted Antique Hereke Rug in Beige and Pink Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A spectacular antique 4x6 Hereke rug of hand-knotted silk and metal yarns, originating from Turkey circa 1910-1920. Enjoying a subtle pink accent atop beige-brown colorways, compleme...
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Vintage 1910s Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Yarn

Tree of Life Design Vintage Hereke Turkish Prayer Rug, Garden of Paradise
Located in Dallas, TX
77259 Tree of life design vintage Hereke Turkish prayer rug, Garden of Paradise tapestry wall hanging. This hand knotted silk vintage Turkish Hereke prayer rug displays a tree of lif...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Rococo Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Antique Turkish Silk and Gold Hereke Tapestry with Flower of the Seven Mountains
Located in Dallas, TX
77024, this opulent antique Turkish silk and gold Hereke tapestry with flower of the seven mountains. Featuring a central medallion of cinnamon-red floating in a cut out medallion of...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Rococo Turkish Rugs

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Gold

Christmas Stocking One of a Kind Made of a 1970s Hereke Silk Rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
One of a kind Christmas stocking. This Christmas stocking was made using a fine 650 knot per square inch Hereke silk rug. The front is 100% pure luxurious natural silk, the dark nav...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Decorative Art

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Silk

Christmas Stocking One of a Kind Made of a 1970s Hereke Silk Rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
One of a kind Christmas stocking. This Christmas stocking was made using a fine 650 knot per square inch Hereke silk rug. The front is 100% pure luxurious natural silk, the dark nav...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Decorative Art

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Silk

Christmas Stocking One of a Kind Made of a 1970s Hereke Silk Rug
Located in Lohr, Bavaria, DE
One of a kind Christmas Stocking. This Christmas Stocking was made using a fine 650 Knot per square inch Hereke silk rug. The front is 100% pure luxurious natural silk, the dark nav...
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Vintage 1970s Turkish Decorative Art

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Silk

Antique Silk Hereke Rug
Located in New York, NY
Antique silk Hereke rug Size: 6'7" × 9'6" (200 × 289 cm) The magnificent antique rug before your eyes is a true gem of Hereke craftsmanship and a genuine work of art whose value wi...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

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Silk

  • Antique Silk Hereke Rug
  • Antique Silk Hereke Rug
  • Antique Silk Hereke Rug
  • Antique Silk Hereke Rug
W 79 in. L 114 in.
Hereke Silk Rugs, Oriental Rug Design, Hand Made Carpet Rugs for Sale
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
The manufacturing of these masterpieces luxury rugs began late the 19th century. These Turkish rugs were woven in Asian Anatolia, Turkey in the historic city of Hereke. In the mid-19...
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Vintage 1950s Asian Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Silk, Organic Material, Organic Material

Antique Silk Hereke Rug
Located in New York, NY
Hereke carpets from western Turkey are famed for their luxurious, finely worked adaptations of classical Persian designs, often in silk like this stunning example. Here we see a deco...
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Early 20th Century Turkish Turkish Rugs

Antique Silk Hereke Rug
W 108 in. L 158 in.
Fine Turkish Silk Hereke
By Mehraban Rugs
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Interlocking floral motifs and graphical clarity are statement features in this fine Turkish silk Hereke piece. The rug is entirely made of silk including the ivory field which is th...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish More Carpets

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Silk

  • Fine Turkish Silk Hereke
  • Fine Turkish Silk Hereke
  • Fine Turkish Silk Hereke
  • Fine Turkish Silk Hereke
W 117 in. L 165 in.
Vintage Silk Souf Hereke Turkish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Breathtakingly beautiful vintage silk Souf Hereke Turkish rug 49245, country of origin / rug type: Turkish Rug, circa Late 20th century Antique Hereke rugs, Hereke rugs represent ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Fine Pair of Silk and Metal Thread Antique Patterned Turkish Rugs from Hereke
Located in London, GB
These beautiful antique rugs were crafted in the town of Hereke, in North Western Turkey, near Istanbul. The town has been famous since medieval times for its production of exception...
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Antique 19th Century Turkish Moorish Turkish Rugs

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Metallic Thread

Turkish Hereke Oriental Rug with Weaver's Mark in Small Size, Silk Pile
Located in Hampshire, SO51 8BY
Turkish silk Hereke oriental rug. This fine hand-knotted carpet features a lustrous short silk pile with a vase design at one end of the blue center field, beautiful flower heads at ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Tabriz Turkish Rugs

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Cotton, Wool

Vintage Silk Turkish Hereke Rug. Size: 8 ft 3 in x 11 ft 10 in (2.51 m x 3.61 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Silk Turkish Hereke Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Second Half of the 20th Century. Size: 8 ft 3 in x 11 ft 10 in (2.51 m x 3.61 m) Here is a beautiful vintage ...
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Late 20th Century Turkish Other Turkish Rugs

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Silk

Hand Knotted 300 Kpsi Hereke Design Wool and Silk Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This is a truly genuine one-of-a-kind hand knotted 300 Kpsi Hereke design wool and silk Oriental rug. It has been knotted for months and months in the centuries-old Persian weaving c...
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2010s Afghan Other More Carpets

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Silk

Hereke Design Wool and Silk Hand Knotted 300 Kpsi Runner Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This is a truly genuine one-of-a-kind Hereke design wool and silk hand knotted 300 Kpsi runner rug. It has been knotted for months and months in the centuries-old Persian weaving cra...
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2010s Afghan Other More Carpets

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Silk

Hereke Design Wool and Silk Hand Knotted 300 Kpsi Oriental Rug
Located in Carlstadt, NJ
This is a truly genuine one-of-a-kind Hereke Design Wool and Silk Hand-Knotted 300 Kpsi Oriental Rug.It has been Knotted for months and months in the centuries-old Persian weaving cr...
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2010s Indian Hollywood Regency More Carpets

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Wool, Silk

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Hereke Silk Rugs For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of hereke silk rugs available for sale. Each of these unique hereke silk rugs was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, silk and organic material. We have 65 antique and vintage hereke silk rugs in-stock, while there are 12 modern editions to choose from as well. Hereke silk rugs have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Hereke silk rugs bearing Rococo or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Many hereke silk rugs are appealing in their simplicity, but Hereke and Mehraban Rugs produced popular hereke silk rugs that are worth a look.

How Much are Hereke Silk Rugs?

Hereke silk rugs can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,280, while the lowest priced sells for $388 and the highest can go for as much as $55,000.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.