Kayseri made of pure silk
107 cm x 68 cm
Floral Kayseri made of pure silk, pink with border and signature
|Place of origin|
|Size||107 cm x 68 cm (= 0.73 qm)|
|Material||Flor: pure silk|
Weft & Warp: pure silk
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||pink, off white|
Place of origin
Kayseri (Latin Caesarea, named in honor of the Roman Emperor Tiberius) is the capital of the homonymous Province of Kayseri in Cappadocia in Turkey. Kayseri rugs (also called Kaiseri rugs) are mostly made of pure silk. They are very valuable and decorative. Kayseri rugs are typically knotted in smaller sizes and used as wall or prayer rugs.
This Kayseri is decorated with the so-called Mehrab or Mihrab motif. Mehrab refers to the Islamic prayer niche in mosques, which shows the direction of prayer qibla, i.e. the direction of Mecca. Traditionally, rugs with the Mehrab motif are used by Muslims for prayer and are therefore particularly treasured.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a excellent contrast to the center.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Kayseri are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
A special highlight of this Kayseri is its signature. The signature documents the production in one of the most renowned weaving workshops in Kayseri. The signature in Arabic characters is an expression of the individuality and noble origin of this rug.
The background of this Kayseri is pink. The border features off white and pink.
You are not the first to appreciate this Kayseri. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1980. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The silk of the pile of this Kayseri allows the colors forming the pattern to shine in different facets depending on the lighting. It makes this Kayseri a real highlight and creates a cozy and at the same time very elegant and premium atmosphere in the room. Silk is manually extracted from the cocoons of the silk moth. Since individual silk threads are extremely long, the result is very thin yarns, which are nevertheless tear-resistant under low stress. Smaller rug knots can be made with this thin yarn, which create finer patterns. Therefore, the finest rugs in the world are hand-knotted made of pure silk. In this Kayseri even the background is made of pure silk. Due to the thin but durable material of the weft and warp threads, a particularly fine knotting and, therefore, a particularly fine pattern is feasible.