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Sunday, 05 April 2009 16:04

The most famous and finest pure silk carpets in the world are produced in the small town of Hereke, 60 km east of İstanbul. Pure silk carpets made here are unrivale in value and quality.

Since the 19th century, Hereke has been one of the most important carpet weaving centres. The first looms were installed there upon the orders of the Sultan, for making of carpets for palace, the nobility, and important people. On these looms expert craftsmen of exeptional ability create valuable masterpieces full of charm. Naturalistic floral decoration is typical of the pure silk Hereke carpets. Plum blossoms, tulips, carnations, roses and other flowers create an atmosphere of spring. With a million knots per square metre, the natural silk Hereke carpets represent the supreme achievement in contemporary carpet weawing.


Last Updated on Sunday, 05 April 2009 16:05