A Beautiful Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug, Country of Origin: Turkish rug, Circa Date: 1918 – This warm, earthy antique Turkish Ghiordes rug from the later part of the 19th century has a tribal feel and would make the perfect addition to an informal or Boho chic room design. However, it also has a feel of horizontal symmetry an elegant, soft colors that would make it able to blend into a more elegant interior design, too.
The artist who dreamed up this magnificent antique Turkish rug chose warm colors that create a peaceful and serene or relaxed feelin. Blending gentle soft corals with a range of gray and yellow colors that create a delicate yet inviting feeling and a more rustic look.
The Ghiordes as well as the antique Turkish Oushak rugs are known for their variety of designs and color combinations. This antique carpet has the colors of a carpet produced in one of the carpet weaving centers around the city, but it also shows a tribal influence, as well as both Turkish and Persian rug features.
The main motif is a variation on the architectural and geometric elements that are found in many tribal rugs throughout the area. The more delicately rendered floral designs are similar to those found in Persian rugs. The main border shows a stylized design that is similar to those found in antique rugs throughout the Ottoman Empire. These design elements come together to create a piece that reflects the unique artistry and background of the designer and the local area.
This small size Turkish Oushak rug is unique in that it has a hand-crafted or folk art character that allows it to retain a special connection with the weaver and the community in which they lived. This is a truly beautiful area rug that has a delicate appearance and would make a beautiful addition to an informal space. Area rugs such as this will add character to the room without dominating the color scheme.