Turkish Rugs and Antique Carpets from Tukey
Turkish Rugs - In many ways, the famous Turkish rugs that were produced in the historic region of Anatolia (Turkey) were the rugs that started it all. These carpets were among the first wave of antique Oriental carpets to be exported into Europe. The Turkish made rugs were prized commodities and artistically influential pieces. The iconic guls, allover patterns, prayer design rugs 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 rugs and the design motifs they feature that the artists have lent their names to some of these famous Turkish patterns. One of the most famous artists that incorporated rugs from Turkey in his painting was the great and iconic 16th century painter Hans Holbein.
The styles of Turkish rugs varies widely. Bergama rugs, for example, produced tribal-influenced Turkoman pieces, Hereke rugs feature elegant curvilinear patterns worthy of Ottoman palaces and the most well known of all turkish weaving centers - Oushak produces decorative room-sized carpets that are revered, above all else, for their soft pastel-coloration.
The Romanian master weaver - Theodor Tuduc, also produced exceptional carpets. His rugs were based on existing styles and designs from the Caucasus, Turkey as well as Persia. Antique Turkish rugs are elegant and beautifully varied in look, texture, quality and design.
Turkish Rugs are a major component of the carpet weaving traditions in the Middle East. It was largely the Turkish people and related groups from Central Asia who introduced the knotted pile carpet to the Islamic world. The largest and oldest collection of early Oriental rugs comes from Turkey. The so-called geometric or Seljuk carpets from the thirteenth century have been well preserved in the mosques of Konya and other towns in Central Anatolia. While most antique Persian rugs are fine and intricate the antique Turkish rugs are extremely desirable by interior decorators. This is mostly because many of the rugs feature large scale all-over designs in lighter color combinations. The early Turkish rugs are also some of the most collectible rugs in today's market due to their more primitive designs and the fact that not many were produced.
Below you can read more of our articles which related to Turkish rugs as well as our current selection of these rugs.
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165 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
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.
Sublimely detailed, this modern underwater rug features an elaborate seahorse motif surrounded by flourishing sea grass fronds set over an ebony-colored field.
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.
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.
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