Beautiful Long and Narrow Oriental Design Vintage Kars Carpet from Turkey, Origin: Turkey, Circa date: Vintage – One of the fascinating features of rugs from Kars, Turkey is that they often show the influences of many different cultures. This rug has an oriental flavor and designs that appear to be inspired by Persian or Chinese rugs. Kars is a region that has seen many cultural influences throughout the centuries. Many of the rugs are woven by Kurdish tribes, but you can also find symbols found in Caucasian rugs, design elements from Anatolian Turkish rugs, and a range of other stylistic elements.
Kars rugs are often in neutral colors and give the room a warm and inviting feel. Rugs from this city and its surrounding area stand out for their unique designs and mixture of design influences. This rug is a beautiful example of rugs from the area and would make a perfect addition to a dining room, entranceway, or larger space.
The main elements of design are similar to the medallions you find in Persian rugs, but they have been stylized to have a more angular style that reflects a Turkish influence. The multicultural nature of this rug makes it perfect for a room of blended styles and pieces from throughout the world. You could easily add it to a contemporary space for contrast, or you could add it to a more traditional room that is filled with a collection of fine antiques.
Rugs from Kars have a tribal feel, but this one is more formal in both its elaborate design and symmetrical structure. This rug is a world of contrast. You can see that the artist intended to include a formal structure in the piece, but you can also find an organic mixture of symbols and motifs in the background that seem to have been a spontaneous decision on the part of the weaver. That is one of the elements that give this red character and will allow you to create a space that is unique and personal.