Splendid Antique Turkish Karapinar Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 18th century – This earthy Karapinar rug is a precious antique from the 18th century. It holds a special place in the world of rug collecting in that it represents an area that remained almost untouched by modern influences at the time this rug was produced. The antique Turkish Karapinar rugs use ancient symbols and designs that have been a part of the landscape for a millennia.
The word Karapinar means “black spring” and refers to the volcanic fields and coal mines that can be found throughout the area. The antique Turkish rugs from this area often show symbolic representations of the plants and geographic features that were a part of their world. The landscape is harsh, which allows local shepherds to produce wool that is famous for its softness and loft. The area is also known for plants that are unique to the area and that give rise to colors not found in other rugs throughout the region.
These elements give antique rugs from Karapinar a unique place in the world of rug weaving. The designs and rug symbols were passed down through the centuries, and at the time when this rug was created, remained almost untouched. This Turkish Karapinar rug is a reflection of tribal traditions that go back many centuries. The highly collectible area rug has beautiful designs and a folk-art feel. The colors are beautiful and give it an organic quality.
This is a smaller size area rug that could be used as an accent in a Boho Chic or contemporary room, or you could easily hang it on the wall as a piece of primitive artwork. This is an exquisite piece for the rug collector or collector of primitive, tribal art. It will create a cozy and grounded feel in a space surrounded by plants and other primitive pieces. It brings an element of the human touch to the space and gives it a unique character that allows you to express your more primitive, nature-inspired side.