This silk rug was handwoven during the early 20th century in the Turkish city of Hereke.
In a prayer format with a prayer niche that features two columns and a hanging lantern. The mihrab is mostly open with a rich orange tone made more sumptuous when rendered in silk. The top has two strips with pale yellow patterning that add dynamism and the feel of illumination. Nicely framed by an ornate major and minor border which adds gravitas to the composition. The very precise and dense weave makes this rug exceptionally fine.
In very good condition, with minor wear and uneven fringe.