Some of the most sophisticated Oriental room size carpets are from Turkey. Turkish silk Hereke rugs, large size antique Turkish Ushak rugs and Turkish Sparta rugs are distinguished for their elegance and quality. The silk carpet production in Turkey is a relatively recent occurrence and almost started around the mid 19th century, however the attractive Ushak carpets woven as early as 16th century. The Hereke silk rugs are the trademarks of fine Turkish carpets since the beginning of 20th century and have been presented to visiting royalties and other distinguished foreign visitors, including Queen Victoria and the Empress Eugenie of France. Since then they have found their life in any households where an exquisite decorative rugs are of paramount importance. On other hand when we refer to splendour carpets made in Turkey, then it would be impossible for carpet lovers to not immediately think of the Oushak/Ushak carpets. Made in West central Turkey, these wonderful pieces are from ancient commercial carpet-weaving centre, which venerated to Europe during seventeen and eighteen centuries and often appear in contemporary paintings. Their thick pile with silky appearance, Ushak carpets not only looked good and trustworthy, but also events showed that they really were solid and hardwearing. One of the main attractions is a design, which is very much cross-referencing between East and West with having Persian influence.
We at Imperial Rugs value these exceptionally good-looking rugs and constantly in hunt for finding the best available in the market. Please visit us at www.imperialrugs.co.uk to buy the best quality Turkish silk and antique rugs online.
Some of the most splendid and sought after Oriental carpets are from Turkey. The Turkish carpets are known for their sophistications and stunning colours. In fact each corner of the Turkish territory has produced its own rugs but truthfully the most popular ones are from Ushak, Hereke and Sparta. Small towns like Milas, Bergama, Konya and Yuruk also made some attractive pieces but those of silk Hereke and Ushak carpets overshadowed their popularity. The Turkish Ushak rugs made in the 19th and early 20th centuries are the most sought after. These attractive rugs used to be flooding the market during mid 20th century, however as time goes by they get less and less available. As soon as one good quality silk Hereke or Ushak rug appears at the auction house, there is suddenly a huge interest amongst both dealers and private buyers. That is why obtaining a quality Turkish rug in good condition has its own rewards.
We are actively seeking both antique Turkish Ushak rugs in various sizes and decorative silk handmade Turkish Hereke rugs. We do have connections with various warehouses and carpet dealers and can source both good quality Turkish rugs in good condition and in compatible prices. Our Turkish rugs online are always popular and sell fast. Why not visit us at www.imperialrugs.co.uk to find out our selection.