Beautiful Antique Turkish Konya Prayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa date: 1900 – The antique tribal Turkish Konya rugs are known for their gorgeous vibrant color and primitive, tribal rug designs. These magnificent antique Turkish rugs have a unique charm that makes them perfect for a range of contemporary decor styles. This one features a design known as a Mihrab and holds a special place in the history of the people who created it. This vibrant, colorful piece was created around the turn of the century.
Konya is an ancient city that serves as a marketplace for many of the local villages surrounding the area. Weavers from the villages surrounding the city bring their pieces to be sold. The global market has fallen in love with their charming designs and vibrant colors. One of the unique features of these village pieces is that they combine ancient tribal symbols with formal elements.
The Mihrab is a representation of the prayer niches found in mosques. These highly ornate architectural features are used in daily prayer by those of the Muslim faith. These Islamic prayer rugs are substituted when you cannot find a mosque in the local area. Many of the smaller size area rugs were used in the home, but this one is of a size that it could easily be rolled up and taken along in your travels. This is a custom that has been practiced for many centuries.
The tribal elements of this rug along with its beautiful colors make it perfect for creating a Boho Chic sanctuary. It is an inspiring piece that could serve as the foundation for a vibrant and energetic room design. The motifs in the design are well spaced, and the background is not as dense as with many other tribal styles. Many times, tribal antique rugs have a spontaneous quality with the background densely filled with smaller motifs. This one appears to have a more carefully planned design and shows the skill of experienced hands in the work.
The placement of the colors and the craftsmanship displayed in this piece show a level of artistry and skill that you often do not find in village carpets. This is a beautiful piece that will allow you to create an inspiring room design. It is small enough to be used as an accent piece, or as part of a layered carpet look. You could also hang it on the wall as a piece of artwork. This is a beautiful small antique Turkish prayer design rug that is filled with colors that will bring a light and airy feel to the room. It is perfect for creating a delightful and colorful room design.