Antique Turkish Kirshehir Runner 2389
Antique Turkish Kirshehir Runner, Origin: Turkey, Circa: 1900 – This lavishly decorative antique Turkish rug adapts the niched design of prayer rugs to the format of a runner. Within the elongated arch or niche hangs a series of lamps against the deep crimson ground. There is no border strictly speaking, only vertical columns of stylized flowers also set against the ground. This arrangement imparts a sense of openness and clarity to the design, which nicely balances and mollifies the rich coloration and ornamental detail.