A highly exclusive pure Bursa silk Herike carpet with excquisitely refined elements of gold.
This magnificent work of art is regarded as an extraordinarily valuable and prized collector's item. Strikingly rich in detail, the technique and talent behind the creation of this masterpiece can only be carried out by the most experienced of weavers.
Prized carpets for the elite
Carpets of this quality are considered to be amongst the finest of silk carpets in the world and in the early twentieth century these carpets were regarded as some of the most valuable and prized assets of the elite. Up until the political revolution in 1923 pure silk carpets from Herike were exclusively manufactured for palaces, mosques and affluent figures of society. It was not until the middle of the twentieth century that the skilled weavers of Herike were allowed to take up production again. Once more, magnificent pieces of art were created, still in line with the high quality refined tradition of Ottoman Palace carpets that had previously been offered as gifts to visiting royalties and high ranked officials by the Ottoman Sultans.
Talented Herike weavers
This particular carpet is a stunning piece of art, a prized gem with a sheerly mesmerizing pure silk surface that enticingly changes in colour according to light reflections. With an impressive knot density of over one millions knots per square metre and the exquisite incorporation of gold threads, this unparalleled collector's item of sheer beauty is considered to be amongst the most difficult of all handmade carpets to make.
It will surely adorn the floor or wall of the home in which it is placed in and remain in style for several generations to come.
Visit our exclusive showroom if you would like to see the carpet before placing your order. Contact our customer relations for more information.
|Manufacturing||Knotted by hand|
|Also known as||Hereke|
approx 1000 000 knots per m²
You can easily calculate the knot density yourself by counting the number of knots 1 cm down and 1 cm across, and then multiplying these numbers together. Then multiply the total by 10,000 to give the number of knots per m².
Some carpet sellers exaggerate the knot density, so to be sure that you are comparing like for like when it comes to price, it is worth checking the knot density yourself. Most of CarpetVista’s carpets have a photograph of the reverse with a ruler, making it easy to examine the knot quality and count the exact knot density before choosing your carpet.
|Thickness approx||4 mm|
The colors in the carpet will be perceived differently depending on the angle you view it from.