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Splendid Antique Turkish Konya Rug 71182 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Tribal Antique Turkish Konya Hallway Runner Rug 71182

Size: 4 ft x 9 ft 3 in (1.22 m x 2.82 m)
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Style: Konya Rugs

Gorgeous Antique Tribal Turkish Konya Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa date: 1900 – Konya is an ancient city that also has an ancient rug weaving tradition. Konya is one of the oldest cities in Turkey and has a tradition that includes poets, such as Rumi, and artists of all types. It has been a market center and gathering place where rug weavers from small tribal villages brought their wares to be sold to an eager global market that could not get enough of them.

This is a beautiful piece from around the turn of the 20th century. Its colors and design are unusual for several reasons. The reds and blues are brilliant and are an excellent addition to modern decor, but it is the mauve color that draws our attention the most.

The people who created this antique Turkish rug were often limited to local wools and plants for the dye materials. Mauve is a color that is difficult to achieve using only plant dues. Several berries will create the color, but these fade quickly to a gray. Another way to achieve a similar color is through a mollusk, but this is also not as likely, given the location of Konya.

A more likely source for this beautiful mauve color is the skill of the dyer in creating it by a complex dye process using multiple steps and the dye materials used to create the blues and reds. For its shade, this color has remained remarkably vibrant over the years. The ability to create such a beautiful antique tribal hallway runner rug with a limited number of available materials makes you appreciate this piece, and these artisans, even more.

This gorgeous tribal antique Turkish Konya rug has a casual, primitive feel. Its design uses ancient symbols that have been a part of the culture since ancient times. It would be a beautiful addition to a Boho Chic room or to add contrast to traditional décor. Its geometric forms have an abstract feel that would complement a range of modern styles. It is a perfect size for a longer, narrower space of the home, or to use as part of a layered rug interior design look. The spectacular colors of the antique rug are what make it stand out. This is an inspiring long and narrow tribal antique Konya rug that will be the start of a beautiful color palette for any room of your home.

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