Antique Turkish Konya Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa date: 1880 – Konya is an ancient city that is known for some of the most desirable antique Turkish rugs among Oriental rug collectors and interior designers. They are known for their bold designs and brilliant colors. This one is a beautiful piece that was created in the 1880’s and features a gorgeous color palette and bold design. It is a beautiful piece with a primitive feel that will make the perfect addition to a tribal inspired space.
Konya is an ancient city that has been a marketplace for many of the pieces created in villages surrounding the city. The antique Turkish Konya rugs from the area show a wide diversity in rug deign patterns and colors. They are often bold geometric designs with ancient symbols that have a special meaning that goes back many centuries.
The beige and cream background color of this rug gives it an earthy feel that complements the simple, primitive motifs. It has a feeling of simplicity that brings a sense of connection with the hands that tied every knot. This connection is one of the reasons why these beautiful tribal pieces have such appeal in modern interior design.
This piece shows a spontaneous character that appears as if the weaver had a design in mind but occasionally inserted a piece of their individuality and artistic expression. This gives it a character that you cannot find in antique rugs produced in formal carpet centers of the city. It is an inspiring piece that would make a beautiful addition to a room filled with plants and pieces that feature natural materials.
You could easily see this Konya rug in a room with primitive basketry and a few arm-knit throws for texture. In a contemporary room that features furniture with simple geometric shapes and neutral colors, this Turkish rug would create a point of contrast and add interest to the design. It is a beautiful piece that adds a charming character to the space any way you decide to use it.