- Artist: Hereke Imperial Manufacture
- Location: Japanese Room
- Year of donation: 1908-1913
- Material: Wool
The Ottoman Empire donated a large Hereke carpet (160m2) with a floral decor on red ground. Hereke carpets of such superior quality were specially commissioned for palaces in the Ottoman Empire by the Ottoman Sultan, Abdülmecid I. Characteristic of the Hereke carpet is its great durability and quality, partly due to the use of the Gordes knotting technique, the double knot. In addition, Hereke carpets are recognizable by the beautiful traditional Anatolian patterns and floral motifs that are passed on from generation to generation.
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