Vivid and Intricate Vintage Turkish Hereke Rug — 8 ft. 2 in. by 4 ft. 8 in. — $679

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Fabulous old Turkish Hereke rug from an estate. Wonderful condition. It was a bit gray with normal soiling so I had it professionally washed. Came out beautifully with vibrant colors and white fringes. Fringes are in perfect condition — and long fringes often wear down first. The size is 8 ft. 2 in. by 4 ft. 8 in. (that measurement includes fringes).

Extremely intricate and balanced, with precise weaving. 1960s.

Hereke, near Izmit Bay in Turkey, is considered one of the finest rug making centers in the world. (Many would argue it has been the pinnacle of elite rug creation over the last century and a half.) The Emperor Sultan Abdulmecid I established the Hereke Imperial Factory in 1843 to produce carpets and fabrics exclusively for the Ottoman Court. Hereke designs were inspired by the motifs of traditional Turkish carpets as well as the more elaborate curvilinear compositions of Persia and Mameluke Egypt.

During the late 19th and early 20th century, Hereke weavers produced their enchanting masterpieces exclusively for the aristocracy of the Ottoman Empire as well as visiting dignitaries and heads of state. Hereke hand knotted carpets, many made from silk, were presented as gifts to the royal families of Japan, Russia, Germany and England. As Hereke carpets gained acclaim throughout Europe, demand steadily increased . Eventually, toward the end of the 1800s, production increased to a point where Hereke carpets became available in the markets of Istanbul.

The founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923 interrupted Hereke carpet production. The new Turkish leaders, spurning the perceived decadence of the Ottoman aristocracy, considered luxury carpets as frivolous for building a modern nation. The Hereke carpet industry declined from 1923 through the end of the Second World War. The early 1950s, however, became a renaissance for Hereke rug production. Master weavers resumed the craft, and looms were set up in the homes of local villagers who wove carpets on contract. Today Hereke continues creating exquisite handmade wool and silk rugs for discerning collectors worldwide.

Price is $679. Shipping is $42 within continental U.S. Free pickup in the Bay Area or Monterey.

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SOLD — Large Turkish Kayseri Rug — 12 ft. 4 in. by 8 ft. 6 in. — $649

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Highly detailed and finely woven vintage Kayseri rug from central Anatolia. Very good condition with a small repair on the side cord. Very little wear on the wool pile. Muted soft colors including brown, sage, blue, ivory and a few tiny accents of red.

The long cotton long fringe is original but shows little signs of wear. A little bit of light brown in a few spots on the fringe from slight dye diffusion when the rug was suspended for drying.

This is an estate rug that has been professionally washed. Enchanting art for your floor!

With its elegant interwoven design and muted colors, this large carpet would complement a range of styles from traditional and modern, to mid-century modern, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Exact size is 12 ft. 4 in. by 8 ft. 6 in. — and that includes the longish fringe.

The Kayseri area is widely heralded for producing many of the finest handmade rugs in Anatolia and the world. 1960s – 1970s. In the book Contemporary Hand Made Turkish Carpets by Ugur Ayyildiz (1983), you can see a rug with an almost identical motif on page 41. In Turkey large rugs such as this one are known as Taban (over 6 square meters in size).

Price is $649 plus $69 for shipping. Free pickup is an option. Also, shipping may be less if you live close by.

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Gorgeous Turkish Kayseri Prayer Rug — 6 ft. 6 in. by 4 ft. — $365

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Highly detailed and finely woven vintage Kayseri rug from Anatolia. Excellent condition. Although not heavy, it is well crafted and could be used in a high foot traffic area. A simple non slip mesh pad might be needed on slippery wood or tile floors.

The rug is ready for many additional decades of use. Natural wool on cotton warp. This carpet was just professionally washed and is ready for your home. Fantastic subtle dyes and colors. Traditional prayer rug motif with mosque mihrab and Ottoman style lamp, enclosed by a sinuous arabesque design.

With its elegant motif and muted colors, it would complement a range of styles from traditional and modern, to mid-century modern, Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Exact size is 6 ft. 6 in. by 4 ft. — and that includes the longish fringe.

Kayseri is widely heralded for producing many of the finest handmade rugs in Anatolia and the world. 1960s.

The price is $365. Shipping is $43 within continental U.S.

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(KS0003 O30)