Turkey has been famous for its hand woven rugs since the 15th century when Venetian traders introduced “Turkish work” rugs to wealthy Europeans. Many, many Turkish rugs in a variety of qualities come from Anatolia in western and South-western Turkey. Fine wool rugs on cotton have been woven in Ushak and Kayseri and fine cotton on cotton and pure silk rugs have been woven in Kayseri and of course Hereke has centuries-old reputation for producing some of the finest silk rugs ever made.
Oriental rugs are not only beautiful, but also so durable that they last for generations, hold their value or even appreciate over time, age beautifully and look prettier with age than when they were new. They are also very easy to maintain and clean. These qualities make handmade rugs a greater value than any other home furnishing in the amount of beauty they add to any home or Office, and the value and incredibly long service they give to their owners.
As beautiful and mysterious as handmade rugs are, they are also very hard to judge unless you are an expert. This makes it extremely important that you deal with a reputable rug dealer who has a substantial stock, preferably specializing in hand knotted rugs, with many years of experience. The store must be certified and supported by Turkish Government as an Oriental Hand knotted Rug Store. Therefore, handmade culture has been supported by Turkish Government to protect the tradition and originality of those unique pieces. When you visit Istanbul, Grand Bazaar and around of Museums you are going to see thousands of rug stores. While walking round in the touristic area, somebody can stop you on the road or in front of the museums or mosques by showing the friendly face to you. You think that how Turkish people are friendly and helpful. However, he will start to talk about the buildings around you and then, you will find yourself in a touristic store. Please do not pay attention to those people! We advise you to go to the best and safe local dealers who are official experts as recommended stores to see what hand-woven Turkish rugs are…