Hereke Silk Souf 23 x 15 inch – 59 x 38 cm Prayer Mat Rug
A original Hereke Silk Souf Prayer Rug
Very fine knotted genuine Hereke silk carpet from Turkey. The basic fabric of silk carpets from Hereke is traditionally made of genuine Bursa silk. The pile is also made of Bursa silk dyed with natural colors. Souf silk carpets also have knitted metal threads coated with gold. The motif of the carpet is known as a prayer rug or a niche prayer rug. In the upper part there is a font cartouche above the prayer cupola, below which are arabesques and flowers. The carpet was knotted in the 1960’s and is in excellent condition.