Beautiful Small Antique Tribal Turkish Melas Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: Turkish Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – A multiplicity of exquisitely rendered floral and vine scroll borders in ever shifting colors makes up most of this stunning little antique Turkish Melas rug. The actual ‘field’ of the Turkish rug is the green colored background narrow panel at the center with a series of opposing vine scroll elements .
This central panel also features two fascinating circular design elements in its lower half that resemble the Celtic knot design motif. The section displays a chain like system flowing through the piece, perpendicular to the longer portion of the antique carpet. Inside of each link is an inter-connecting weaving system of complementary shapes and colors which draw the eye inward, toward the center of the antique Tribal Turkish Melas rug. They pull you in, and then re-release you into the chain they’ve created, as you’ll find your eyes falling into line and following the chain upward, and then right back around the lovely piece.
Despite the’precision and complexity of the patterning, the real beauty of this antique Tribal rug resides in the color juxtaposition of soft abrashed rusty red, green, mauve, ivory, and blue.
This small scatter size rug is beautiful, bold and powerful. The first and foremost thing to notice is the high emphasis on its rich red tones. They convey a sense of warmth, which could give character to any room.
Lining the borders of the antique rug are flowery designs, giving off the feeling of lightness which perfectly contrasts the bold red main color. It utilizes jagged lines near the flowery, fan-like icons, providing a feeling of energy. They seem to force the eye up, around, all throughout the sharp, symmetrical lines creating the image.
Crustacean, or spider like asymmetrical shapes are spaced equally throughout the Oriental rug, providing a feeling of balance. Looking at them, they give off the impression that they could equally hold and distribute weight, almost as if they’re the ones holding the antique Tribal Turkish Melas rug together.
This small collectible rug is strong, utilizing the power of symmetry and color scheme to convey power. It also uses proper contrast between rounded and sharp edge shapes to create a sense of control.
regardless of how you chose to use, display and live with this marvelous little antique tribal Turkish Melas rug, it is sure to become an instant family heirloom. That that should stay and be enjoyed in the family for generations to come.