TURKISH HEREKE HAND KNOTTED SILK PRAYER RUG, 2' 6'' x 4': This beautiful silk rug is extremely finely woven with an equally beautiful design motif of a vase of flowers that starts at the foot of the prayer niche. There are many types of flowers radiating out from the vase and the stems that spread out over the whole field. The top of the niche or mihrab has a different color ground to define and give direction to the rug. The many colors of silk are expertly used to create the illusion that even more colors have been employed. The dark color of the main border further frames the rug and the edge border has an unusual feature where only the design motifs are knotted creating an embossed look. An outstanding small jewel of a rug. Condition is excellent.