MODERN TURKISH HEREKE HAND KNOTTED SILK RUG, 2' 1'' x 3' 6'': This silk rug from Hereke has a legacy of the finest weavers in Turkey creating rugs that were given as gifts to royalty the world over. These little jewels are sought after by collectors because of their beauty and their quality. This rug has an unusual design of two rows of paired botehs, or paisleys bordered by single rows of botehs on the sides of the main field. The rich colors of this rug speak to the viewer in a compelling way. 900 knot count, excellent condition. $3500 appraised value in 2007.