Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
DoneThu, Mar 30, 2017 5:00 PM UTC
Antique & Silk Turkish Rugs, Carpets
We feel privileged to show our Turkish Antique, Silk,Runner (Yolluk), Large Size (Kelle), Medium Size (Karyola),and Over size (Taban) carpets/rugs and kilims to exclusive buyers including the elite of almost every country. The art of carpet making starts with a design. In the Turkish system, Hereke carpets made from high-quality wool have 360,000 double knots per sq. m (approx. 33,000 double knots per sq. ft). In silk carpets made in Turkey, there are one million knots per sq. m (approx. 92,000 knots per sq. ft). To weave a Turkish silk carpet of one sq. m (approx. 11 sq ft) having 10×10 knots per sq cm, two young women need to toil for a year. For a silk rug of the same size with 24×24 knots per sq. cm, the two women need to work for five years.