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Are you interested in this item?This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" (orange button) to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Catawiki’s goal is to make special objects universally available. Our weekly auctions feature thousands of unusual, rare, and exceptional objects you won’t find in just any store. • Item number: 02005 • exported from Turkey before jan. 2015 • Knot density is 700,000 knots/m² • Country of Origin: Turkey • Size: approx 57 cm X 40 cm (excluding fringes) • Pile: 100% Silk • Chain: Silk • Condition: very good condition for its age (always hanged on the wall) • Quality: Very high quality • Processing: Guaranteed Handmade With certificate of authenticity The most famous pure silk carpets in the world are produced in the small town of Hereke, east of Istanbul. Due to the unbelievably thin nature of the silk fiber being used, weavers tie exceptionally high number of knots, thus creating more detailed, magnificent carpets. It is also not uncommon for metallic threads to be woven into the pile which only can be done by expert weavers. The sheer beauty and unbelievably strong raw material of these rugs, enables them to be used both on the floor or as a wall hanging. Hereke rugs are to last generations and is not only a rug but truly a work of art. 23059639

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