Fine Turkish Hereke Pure Silk Rug (20x20)
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|Material||Silk On Silk|
|Thickness:||2 mm. (approx.)|
|Knot density:||400 kpsc / 2580 kpsi (approx.)|
|Size:||1.48 x 1.02 mt.|
- Ex Tax: $87,000
Fine Turkish Hereke Pure Silk Rug (20x20) carpet from Turkey
An exceptionally rare and high quality Silk on Silk Turkish Hereke Rug. Due to the unbelievably thin nature of the silk fiber being used, weavers tie exceptionally high number of knots, thus creating extremely detailed, magnificent carpets. This unique carpet features a cypress tree symbolizing longevity and prosperity. Defining the Prayer rug design is the Mehrab starting from the root of the tree, extending to the top of the field. A beautiful composition, this Hereke carpet is an exceptional work of art.
It is written on the top of design seen in the photograph above:
"In love, be like the sun, in friendship be like a flowing stream, in overlooking faults be like night, in modesty be like the earth, in anger be like a corpse, be whatever you wish to be!
Signed by Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi
In the lower portion of the design, the following is inscribed:
The calligraphy in the four design is read as "To be a soul in the nest of love"