Beautiful tribal Antique 19th Century Anatolian Turkish Rug, Origin: Turkey, Circa: Nineteenth Century – Characterized by a dynamic and stirring high-contrast design, this exemplary Anatolian carpet is rich with traditional design elements. From the series of octagonal geometric elements that appear in pairs in the field to the unique and intriguing elements that appear throughout the border, this antique Turkish carpet reveals exciting surprise after exciting surprise. Perhaps the most intriguing quality expressed by this lovely antique rug is the effective use of high contrast that makes the field stand out prominently from the borders. Nearly ivory, the borders share a tone with a pair of horizontal bands that separate the field into three portions. Within the field, the six octagonal figures that stylistically dominate the piece are set against dark squares, which are also decorated with further design elements. An exciting and intriguing piece, this Anatolian 19th century carpet from Turkey is a truly exciting example.