Colorful and Impressive Tribal Antique Turkish Kirshehir Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This dramatically vibrant antique rug from Turkey features a repeating motif of rhombuses linked over a fuchsia field. Every diamond exhibits several concentric layers in myriad colors, the similar shapes embellished with angular hooks. The outermost light blue band links each shape to the next, forming a cohesive whole down the body of the piece. Flanking this antique Turkish rug’s central pattern, white and green flowers serve as a gentle contrast, their round shapes soft against the geometric regularity so near, and their solid colors almost muted when compared to the vivid background. A slim green border with minuscule blooms encloses the central field, nestled against a wide yellow band and matched by a flanking mate in light blue on the outside. The widest border holds a colorful assortment of berries festooning angular branches. Red bands trim the narrow ends of the runner rug, decorated with colorful shields, completing the striking tribal antique Turkish Kirshehir rug.