Beautiful Small Scatter Size Tribal Antique Bergama Turkish Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1890 – The highly stylized, geometric patterning of this tribal antique Turkish Bergama rug commands attention.
In beautiful saturated, contrasting shades of red, blue and greens, the carefully designed primitive shapes energetically flow within their borders.
Two identical eighth sided medallions sit beside each other and seem to be floating atop the central field of this Bergama rug. Each of the medallions features a large blue eight pointed star and in between each of the eight points, set against the ivory background, we see eight stars – each one of these smaller starts features its own 8 points. This theme of eight is one that we see throughout the entirety of this magnificent antique carpet.
The large medallions are each surrounded by their own thin stripe of barber pole like patterns that connect on one side. This creates a feeling of unity as well as individuality – a conflicting theme that is prevalent in life, nature and art.
When Viewed as a whole, this wonderful Oriental rug hardly seems like an arrangement of simple individual shapes. It radiates a feel of one uniquely magnificent work of textile art that incorporates many deeper levels within every one of its design elements.
The ivory colored main border incorporates all the colors of the field but one – blue. This is more than likely not an oversight. It is the way the weaver of this piece decided to elevate the importance of the blue colored designs and draw the viewers gaze towards the center. This gives the tribal rug a refined, bold and complete look and feel.
Reminiscent of the magnificent and iconic antique Holbein rugs, this antique Turkish Bergama rug look as if it were plucked right out of one of his iconic and timeless paintings. The Turkish rug itself has a light and somewhat modern disposition which makes it an extremely versatile example that can blend in perfectly regardless of what may be around it. Therefore, it goes almost without saying that this small scatter size carpet is sure to work in practically any home’s interior design theme.