Vintage Silk Hereke Prayer Runner 48176
With an intriguing and subtle composition of compartments, this monochromatic Herekeh carpet from Turkey shows the power of simple and traditional rug design.
Vintage Silk Hereke Multiple Prayer Design Rug, Origin: Turkey, Circa: First Quarter of the 20th Century – Here is a truly beautiful antique Oriental rug – an antique Herekeh carpet that was woven in Turkey during the early decades of the twentieth century. With an intriguing and subtle composition of compartments, this monochromatic Herekeh carpet from Turkey shows the power of simple and traditional rug design. This straightforward yet unique antique carpet consists simply of a broad set of borders, and then seven individual compartments that are separated horizontally. On the horizontal top and bottom end, an extra border appears, elongating the overall proportion of the carpet. The primary borders are simple: ivory and pale gold, with geometric detail elements linked together by vine scrolls. Each of the seven compartments of this antique Turkish carpet features a different pointed figure; when the rug is viewed a a vertical piece, these all point to the side. Viewed as a horizontal piece, they all point upward, in the same manner as designs in traditional prayer carpets. A unique and compelling antique Oriental carpet, this antique silk Herekeh carpet from Turkey is a fascinating example.