Antique Pictorial Turkish Tuduc Rug 45077
This impressive Turkish Tuduc rug woven circa 1900 features a double medallion pattern decorated with juxtaposed figures, animals and horsemen with a strong mythological appeal.
Highly Artistic Antique Safavid Hunting Design Pictorial Turkish Tuduc Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 1900 – This exceptional antique rug features detail-rich pictorial patterns and exquisitely crafted animals combined in an impressive, formal arrangement. Woven with an outstanding medallion-in-medallion composition, this Turkish carpet features pictorial roundels decorated with symbolic animals and horsemen that mirror the central figures. Intertwining scroll and skull borders frame the Tuduc rug along with floral inner guard bands and scrolling outer borders decorated with ancient Anatolian water symbols. This antique Tuduc rug includes exceptional details and shading that adds to the impressive overall appearance of this historic masterpiece.
The iconic antique Tuduc rugs have a fascinating history rooted in artistic beauty as well as deceit. That is because as beautiful at these antique rugs are, were not only created to look like the famed antique Court carpets, Tuduc also sold his rugs as such. The world of area rugs, the Tuduc name tends to be met with different reactions.
Some people love his work as his artistic rugs are, when taken for what they are, are truly beautiful and gives people the opportunity to buy rugs that look and feel like the early rugs they are meant to mimic. Other people will look down at him and his rugs for being the forgeries he created in order to deceive people. But regardless of what you think of Tuduc the man, one thing pretty much every one can agree on is that his rugs are truly beautiful and timeless in their look and feel.
Since the real early Safavid rugs, are some of the most expensive rugs in the world, the Tuduc carpets give people the ability to buy rugs that are far more affordable and give a very close look to the real thing. Just looking at this specific antique hunting design rug by Tuduc, one does not need to be a great carpet maven to be able to see just how beautiful and captivating it is.