The Hereke Carpet exhibition

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About the event

The Gate Mall and Salam International Investment Ltd., joined hands with Turkey’s Han Hali, the leading production house of Turkey’s Hereke carpets to unveil The Hereke Carpet exhibition as a treat for Qatar’s art lovers and collectors.

On full display at The Gate Mall’s Maysaloun Hall is a stunning collection of legendary carpets. Hailing from an ancient town in Turkey and laying claim to a unique artistic heritage of its own, Hereke carpets are historic masterpieces.

From Buckingham Palace, to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the White House to Château de Versailles, the carpets are known to adorn iconic locations celebrating an artistic discipline that is admired by the world.

As a leading player in Qatar’s luxury and retail sector The Gate Mall has built a reputation of supporting multiple artistic initiatives by launching an Art Season at the beginning of October 2016. The season is set to culminate at the end of January 2017 at the Hereke Exhibition.

The 100% handmade Hereke silk carpets customarily carry 64 knots and over loops per centimeter, making it a tribute to the unending patience of its weaver.  A Hereke weaver is said to tie at least one million knots in a finished carpet, while crafting extremely intricate, fine designs. Han Hali, the creators of the carpets currently on display at The Gate Mall have developed a portfolio of over 25,000 exquisite carpet designs among which are collections in the likes of Classical Hereke with fabulous Ottoman motifs, to Turkish-Islamic designs that celebrate the illustrious transition to Islam. Istanbul Voyage is another a picturesque collection of fascinating panoramas of Istanbul. These, among many other designs form the full collection at the exhibition. 

The Hereke Carpet exhibition is scheduled to run from the 11th to the 31st of January 2017 at The Gate Mall.