Antique Konya Turkish Rug 3091
This lovely antique Konya from Turkey has the rich, saturated color and bold drawing for which such rugs are prized.
Antique Turkish Konya Rug, Origin: Turkey, Circa: Late 19th century- Antique Konyas are among the most prized oriental village rug for their rich, saturated colors as well as for their bold drawing and design, and this one certainly exemplifies these qualities. Three rows of octagonal ‘Memling Guls’ with hooked step designs dominate the rich, fiery terracotta field, with smaller star octagons as subsidiary fillers. The narrow simple border of checkered squares yields pride of place to the field on this antique Turkish rug, using its soft green color to frame the complementary tones of the interior.
This Konya is one of the best examples of its kind and the pile is thick and plush throughout so it could take daily traffic with absolutely no problem.It is quite a remarkable piece as it was most likely woven to be a wedding / dowry gift. If you were to examine the rug carefully, you will see, that in the center of the designs, some of the old silver metallic threads are still present. Those threads were used to tie beads and / or colored stones when it was first made.