Lionel Hereke rugs. Turkey
A weaving workshop was established in 1843 by Sultan Abdülmecid I.Initially,the manufactory produced exclusively for the Ottoman court,which commissioned carpets for the Dolmabahçe Palace.Carpet production began in Hereke in 1891 and expert carpet weavers were brought in from the carpet weaving centers of Sivas, Manisa and Ladik. The medallion designs of earlier Ushak carpets was widely used at the Hereke factory.
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