Antique Tribal Turkish Bergama Rug, Turkey, Late Nineteenth Century – Here is an impeccably composed and dynamic antique Oriental rug – an antique tribal carpet of Bergama origin, woven in that distinct and exciting style in Turkey during the closing years of the nineteenth century. Generally speaking antique Bergama rugs and carpets from Turkey are among the more tribal rugs produced in that country, with the style being heavily influenced and informed by that of the nearby Kazaks. Compartmentalized medallions are among the more common features of this tremendously varied style, and it is something that is beautifully articulated in this particular example. A beautiful abstract floral medallion is positioned in the center of this comely carpet, and is further set off from the remainder of the composition by a large red hexagonal block of red. Corner pieces feature the abstract tribal symbols that make Bergama rugs so distinct. The borders are rich and complex, tribal and abstract, and infuse the entire composition with a powerful air of cultural significance.