Antique Turkish Ghiordes Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: 1840– The colors of a rosy sunset fill this antique Turkish rug with a soothing warmth. The buttery yellow hue of the center field is dotted with small stylized trees and clusters of flowers, stitched principally in red on this Ghiordes. Feathery, scarlet forms line the outside, each tipped with small, multihued blossoms. The floral theme continues through the borders where darker reds dominate, creating the illusion of a gradient brightest at the middle. An angular vine with simple flowers loops around the innermost band. Knots of squared and jagged blossoms fill the widest border to brimming. The final border is packed with red and pink floral elements with curling edges reminiscent of flames on this antique rug.