Why Interior Designers Love Turkish Rugs

Why Designers and Decorators Clamor For Turkish Rugs

Fine antique Turkish rugs are beloved for their lustrous pastels, beautifully stylized arabesques and monumental botanical designs. Anatolia (the modern day country of Turkey) played an indispensable role introducing Oriental carpets to Europe and creating many elaborate wool rugs that appeal to Western designers and consumers today.

Turkey produces a tremendous variety of symbol-filled Anatolian rugs, palatial medallion carpets and decorative rugs that feature an assortment of Safavid Persian symbols and patterns depicted in a distinctly Turkish manner.

rare antique angora oushak rug 47651
rare antique angora oushak rug 47651

Oushak, Konya, Milas, Sivas, Ghiordes and the Ottoman rug and textile weaving centers and people in Hereke all produce a number of distinctive carpet styles.

An Example of the Timeless style of Antique Oushak Rugs
An Example of the Timeless style of Antique Oushak Rugs

The legendary Turkish prayer rugs with their decorative pillars, angular mihrab and red ground are regional icons as are the splendid medallion rugs, fluid Safavid-style arabesques and angular botanical decorations, which are incomparably elegant and stylish.

Exquisite oxidized colors, posh pastels and whimsical botanical designs make Turkish rugs essential designer carpets for rustic spaces and palatial drawing rooms alike.

This interior design blog article which talks about why interior decorators love Turkish rugs was published by Nazmiyal antique carpets which is located in the heart of Manhattan, New York City.