Why Designers and Decorators Clamor For Turkish Rugs
Fine antique Turkish rugs are loved by many 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 of 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. With their muted tones with brighter highlights, they make extremely coveted decorative pieces for any interior designer.
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. Each one offers specific highlights and patterns for any type of room and design an interior designer is trying to achieve.
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. The rugs bring together the designs of the room, accentuating and complementing the furniture.
Exquisite oxidized colors, posh pastels and whimsical botanical designs make Turkish rugs essential designer carpets for rustic spaces and palatial drawing rooms alike. With multiple patterns and sizes, it’s obvious to see why they’re a popular choice for interior designers trying to create a elegant and pulled together look.