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Superb Antique Turkish Konya Prayer Rug 71188 by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Superb Antique Turkish Konya Prayer Rug 71188

Size: 3 ft 2 in x 4 ft 10 in (0.97 m x 1.47 m)
Origin: Turkish Rugs
Style: Konya Rugs

Superb Antique Turkish Konya Prayer Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 1900 – This tribal antique Turkish Konya rug is a unique piece from the city of Konya, Turkey. It was created at the turn of the 20th century and offers a unique glimpse into the artwork of the area and its Oriental rug history. This is a beautiful piece that features a tribal design, and it also contains a design known as the “Mihrab.” It represents the intersection of two worlds and would make an excellent addition to your home or office.

Konya is an ancient city that was once the intersection of many cultures. It was a stop along the Silk Road where weavers from the tribal villages surrounding the city brought their wares to be sold. As such, it was a place where people of many different cultures gathered. It was home to artists and poets.

The Mihrab means “prayer niche” and is a representation of this important feature found in mosques. The faithful kneel in front of the prayer niche and recites daily prayers. When they could not be near a mosque, these Muslim Prayer rugs served as a substitute. Many of them were small enough to be rolled up and taken along for travel.

This antique Turkish area rug is fascinating because it features ancient tribal symbols that have their roots going back a millennium. Many of these symbols were meant to offer protection to the family. In this Konya rug, you will see the symbol for running water, and the star, which represents happiness. This Turkish prayer rug combines ancient tribal symbols and elements of the Islamic faith for a piece that reflects the multi-cultural nature of the city itself.

This gorgeous antique Islamic Turkish Konya prayer design rug uses beautiful, vibrant colors and a simple color palette of only red, cream, and blues. The ability to create such a beautiful piece using only a simple color palette demonstrates the exceptional skill of these tribal artists. Antique rugs such as this one will make a beautiful addition to any room of your home.

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