Magnificent Small Scatter Size Tribal Antique Turkish Bergama Rug, Country Of Origin: Turkey, Circa: 18th Century - Its hard to believe that this small scatter size carpet, a magnificent antique Turkish Bergama rug, was woven nearly two centuries ago, during the 18th century. The antique Turkish Bergama rugs are ,till this very day, considered to be one of the most collectible and sought after of all antique Oriental rugs. Prized for their rich cultural authenticity, antique Turkish Bergama rugs are celebrated for the tribal consistency that may be found in the best and most compelling examples. A classical Turkish shield medallion design graces the field of this rare and unusual early tribal Turkish rug. Woven in the Bergama region of northwest Turkey perhaps I the late eighteenth century, it preserves a design centuries older still. But the glory of this carpet is its complex border of stylized cruciform rosettes in reds blues, and golds set against and ivory ground. Minor borders of diamond rosettes and wave pattern flank and reinforce the broad main border. The palette is exceptional in the range beauty of its colors.