Hereke Rugs

Hereke Pure Silk and Wool on Cotton Rugs

Hereke, a small town 60km east of Istanbul, has been known since the 19th century for producing the world’s most famous and finest pure silk carpets. These unrivaled carpets are made using super fine silk on-silk hand-woven techniques and have unique naturalistic floral decoration, including plum blossoms, tulips, carnations, and roses, creating an atmosphere of spring. Expert craftsmen created beautiful and valuable carpets provided by the Sultan for use in the palace and by the nobility.

One significant difference between Hereke carpets and other oriental rugs is the double knotting technique, which ensures a 45-degree angle in a pile, giving them a distinct appearance when viewed from opposite ends. Carpets with a single knotted pile become shiny and are more easily damaged. Still, Hereke silk rugs, with a million double knots per square meter, represent the supreme achievement in contemporary carpet weaving. Some Hereke carpets are brocaded in gold thread, adding to their luxurious appearance.

In addition to the pure silk carpets made from silk produced in Bursa, Hereke is also famous for its wool and cotton carpets. These very densely knotted rugs are ideal for living, dining, and bedrooms.

Nakkaş Hereke Rug Collection

Nakkas Rug’s collection of Hereke Rugs is with a wide range of designs, colors, and sizes available. Our Hereke rugs features unique designs and patterns that have been inspired by Turkish culture and history. 

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Hereke Carpet Collection at Nakkaş

Hereke rugs are typically made using a double knot technique, which creates a dense and durable pile. The designs of Hereke rugs often feature unique patterns inspired by traditional Turkish motifs, as well as floral and geometric designs.

Today, Hereke rugs continue to be produced by skilled artisans in Turkey. They are known for their beauty, quality, and durability, and are often considered to be among the finest handmade rugs in the world.

Hereke area rugs are a luxurious addition to any home, bringing a touch of elegance and sophistication to any room. These handmade carpets are known for their exceptional quality and special designs. Made using fine materials such as silk and wool, Hereke area rugs are soft to the touch and provide a comfortable surface for walking or sitting.

Hereke vintage rugs are a popular choice for those who appreciate the timeless beauty and special craftsmanship of traditional Turkish carpets.

Their charm and enduring durability make them a wonderful addition to any home, adding a sense of history and character to any space. Whether used as a statement piece in a living room or as a cozy accent in a bedroom, Hereke vintage rugs are a testament to the enduring appeal of traditional Turkish textile art.


Hereke rugs come in a variety of sizes and colors, making it easy to find one that complements your existing decor. They are also available in both traditional and modern designs, allowing you to choose a rug that perfectly matches your style. Whether used as a statement piece in a formal living room or as a cozy accent in a more casual space, Hereke rugs are sure to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any living room.

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