Panderma (Bandirma)

Panderma is a city at the south coast of the Sea of Marmara. Influenced by the fine rugs of Hereke, rugs of the region were very finely woven with many details, mostly in prayer designs, and mostly copies of fine Persian rugs. Another characteristic is the multiple wide borders of these rugs.

In the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, Gordes (Ghordes), Kula, Milas, Ladik, Mucur, Kirsehir,
Bandirma and Canakkale (Dardanelles) Gained importance as rug-weaving centers, along with Ushak and Bergama. The rugs woven in some of these regions are known as “Transylvanian Rugs” because they were found in churches in Transylvania.

In the beginning of the 19th and 20th centuries, the palace based in Istanbul and in Hereke, The rugs woven in Kumkapi (Istanbul) and Hereke gained worldwide recognition. The finest silk rugs in the world are still being woven in Hereke today.

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