20th century Turkish woven silk Hereke carpet


Beautifully woven from silk and adorned with floral patterns this Turkish carpet celebrates the centuries-old tradition of carpet weaving in Hereke.


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Woven in Hereke, a coastal town in Turkey, this magnificent carpet is an exceptional example of 20th century Turkish rug making heritage.

Following a traditional design of Hereke carpets, the piece in Mayfair Gallery’s collection is adorned with marigold, green, ivory, yellow and maroon patterns. The central panel is filled with symmetrical flowing natural motifs of various flowers and foliage. It is framed in an intricately woven border of small repeating orange motifs. Further polychrome floral designs adorn the frieze with a marigold background. The edges of the carpet terminate in an identical border of repeating orange motifs which is surrounded by a deep maroon border, highlighting the beauty of the whole piece. Two of the four sides terminate in long, cream coloured frills.

The name of these types of carpets comes from the location in which they have originally been produced, Hereke in Turkey. In 1843, the Royal Court Manufacture was established by Sultan Abdulmejid I, where silk carpets of the highest quality were produced. In 1923, after the end of the Ottoman Empire, the manufacture closed, however, it wasn’t long before local families started to establish their own Hereke carpets manufactories to continue this rich and important Turkish tradition.

This wonderful Hereke carpet would add a touch of elegance and warmth to the appropriate interior space.


Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 20th Century
20th Century


90 cm / 35.4 inches
41 cm / 16.1 inches


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