Superb Tribal Hallway Antique Turkish Konya Runner Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 1900 – Konya Is an ancient city that has been the home of artists, poets, and a fine rug weaving tradition for many centuries. This gorgeous tribal rug is colorful and has a primitive character that will add charm to any room decor. This antique hallway runner rug features vibrant blues and salmons combined with earthy browns. The result is a striking piece that is bright and vibrant but still retains a natural feel.
Tribal antique Turkish Konya rugs are made from local wools that are known for their luster and strength. They catch the light, which transforms them throughout the day. Antique and Oriental rug collectors and designers are drawn to these primitive, tribal rugs that add a simplicity to the room design. The tribal rugs of Turkey differ from those created in the larger weaving centers. Konya was once an established market and stop along the Silk Road. It was an area where weavers from small villages came to sell their wares. This tradition continued through the turn of the 20th century when this rug was created.
Tribal motifs have a unique place in the history of antique Turkish rugs. The motifs on the rug are ancient symbols that were often used to offer protection to the family and tribe of the weaver. For instance, on this rug, you will find the “amulet,” which is used as protection against the evil eye. You will also find the “star” placed prominently in the center of the main motifs. This symbol is meant to bring happiness. This rug also features the symbol for the burdock plant, which is also a symbol for protection. These ancient tribal symbols were no longer found in rugs produced in the formal weaving centers of the city.
This tribal design antique Turkish Konya hallway runner rug is a charming piece that will make an excellent addition to your Boho Chic décor or tribal-inspired design. It will add color and brighten any hallway or longer space. It is a rug that you will treasure for many years to come.