A Magnificent Tribal Antique Turkish Konya Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Second Half of 19th Century – This brilliant antique tribal rug from Konya, Turkey has a distinctly Bohemian, eclectic feel. This spectacular antique runner rug was created in the latter half of the 19th century. Konya is one of Turkey’s oldest cities and many of the works of art reflect ancient traditions that go back centuries, if not further. This captivating antique Turkish Konya rug captures the essence of the tribal roots of this ancient city.
The antique Turkish rug is divided into four sections each of which is laid out based on the star motif. This motif is an ancient symbol that stands for happiness in Turkish weaving and art. One can also see the symbol for the scorpion woven into the corners of each of the three squares. This was sometimes done to protect one from the sting of the scorpion.
The vibrant colors of the antique rug are brilliant and shift along the length of the runner. This accentuates the division of the antique Turkish Konya runner rug into four distinct sections. The repeating motifs of the antique Oriental rug give it a sense of order, but the shifting colors of the antique runner keep the design fresh.
This antique tribal Konya runner rug from Turkey is beautifully preserved, and the colors have remained true through almost one and a half centuries, a testimony to the skill and mastery of the craftsmen. This is a delightful and happy colorful rug with a primitive and pastoral feel. It will add color that will brighten any space without overpowering or overwhelming. It is the kind of antique rug that could be incorporated into a range of interior design approaches – from traditional, to mid century, to modern – it works with them all.