Beautiful Collection of Turkish Rugs and Antique Carpets from Tukey
Turkish Rugs - In many ways, the famous Turkish rugs and carpets produced in the historic region of Anatolia were the rugs that started it all. They were among the first wave of antique Oriental carpets to be exported into Europe. There they were prized commodities and artistically influential pieces. The iconic guls, allover patterns, prayer niches and small repeating patterns found on these carpets worked their way into the iconic paintings of the European masters, including Memling, Lotto, Bellini, Holbein and many others. These painters were inspired so much by Turkish carpets and the motifs they feature that these artists have lent their names to some of these famous Turkish patterns.
The style of antique Turkish rugs varies widely. Bergama produces tribal-influenced Turkoman pieces, Hereke produces elegant curvilinear patterns worthy of Ottoman palaces, and Oushak produces fine room-sized carpets that are revered for their soft pastel-coloration. There are elegant prayer rugs, exquisite kilims and magnificent palace-sized carpets. The Romanian master weaver Theodor Tuduc also produced exceptional carpets based on existing styles from the Caucasus, Turkey and Persia. Antique Turkish rugs are elegant and beautifully varied. There is certainly a carpet or several suitable styles for anyone interested in these unique pieces.
Antique Turkish Rugs are part of the most venerable and distinguished carpet weaving traditions in the Middle East. It was largely the Turks / Turkish people and related groups from Central Asia who introduced the knotted pile carpet to the Islamic world. The largest and oldest body of early Oriental rugs comes from Turkey, the so-called geometric or Seljuk carpets of the thirteenth century preserved in the mosques of Konya and other towns in Central Anatolia. While most antique Persian rugs are fine and intricate, antique Turkish rugs and Turkish carpets are extremely desirable by interior decorators because many of them feature large scale all-over designs and lighter coloration. The early Turkish rugs are also some of the most collectible rugs in today's market due to their more primitive designs.
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154 Rugs Found in Turkish Rugs
This Milas rug features a combination of ancient tribal symbols woven in a classic color palette.
Featuring a rich olive-green background and all-over pattern worked with metallic filaments, this stately embroidered rug would have certainly met with the approval of the Ottoman court.
This lush antique Ottoman Embroidery from Turkey has a complex, closely arrayed design of flowerheads.
Woven with vibrant colors in a diverse palette, this traditional tribal carpet features a number of important protection symbols.
Consisting of a deceptively simple composition, which is intriguingly symmetrical and beautifully rendered, this Kerman offers a series of delights
Sublimely detailed, this modern underwater rug features an elaborate seahorse motif surrounded by flourishing sea grass fronds set over an ebony-colored field.
Perfect for today's natural history fascination, this modern underwater rug depicts an elegant polychromatic seahorse surrounded by graceful fronds of sea grass.
Decorative protection symbols and ancient Anatolian motifs adorn this splendid antique Turkish Yastic rug, which has a regal appearance and strongly colored visage.
Rendered in a soft range of marine colors, this chic Turkish underwater rug depicts a majestic seahorse embellished with articulated plates and anatomical details.
The field of this charming Turkish Yastik or pile pillow cover consists of parallel border stripes.
A striking contrast of burnt sienna and magenta plays with
A dynamic design ofleafy vinesin circular array unfolds across this antique Ottomanembroidery fromTurkey.
This modern underwater rug features a series of stylized starfish and beautifully decorated seahorses set over a black field that provides excellent relief.
This lavish antique Ottoman embroidery from Turkey has a dynamic design of swaying flowers in brilliant silk.
Origin: Turkish Rugs Size:
3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 3 in
(0.97 m x 1.3 m)
Woven in an angular, geometric style, this directional prayer rug features many tribal motifs and amulets along with a bold red, white, and indigo blue color scheme.
Exemplifying the Ottoman's tastes, this dazzling embroidered rug features extensive goldwork and contemporary flowers that would appeal to Matisse and modernist designers.
Despite it relative small size, this Karapinar beautifully exhibits noteworthy tribal elements in its borders, its field, and its eccentric medallion, offering a series of delights.
A classical Turkish medallion design graces the field of this rare and unusual early Turkish rug.
This innovative antique Persian Kevsari hunting rug features a stately circular composition embellished with intricate details and subtle cultural accents.
This lovely antique Oriental Ghiordes carpet from Turkey has an elegant medallion design with cornerpieces surrounding delicate viney floral sprays.
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