Magnificent Antique Turkish Karapinar Prayer Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa date: 1880 – This gorgeous, colorful prayer rug from Karapinar was created in the 1880s and shows the exquisite artistry of weavers in the area. It is not only beautiful, but it is a fascinating piece that represents the intersection of two cultures. The overall design of the rug is a Mihrab or Muslim prayer rug, but it also features ancient tribal symbols and ancient traditions that go back thousands of years.
Antique Turkish Karapinar rugs have a unique artistry that you cannot find in mass-produced rugs. Each one is a unique piece of expression created by skilled artisans. They are known for their gorgeous colors, especially the unique mauve that is found in few other areas of the world. These antique Turkish rugs were produced using local wools and only local plant materials to create the beautiful colors.
This one has a color-blocked design that is an excellent way to add bold splashes to your room design. The design is known as a Mihrab, which is a representation of the prayer niches found in mosques. When it was not possible to be near a mosque during prayer time, these antique rugs were used to perform the necessary rituals. This antique Turkish Karapinar prayer design rug also features ancient tribal symbols in the border that represent protection. Smaller size area rugs with the Mihrab design were often used in homes or made to be carried along for travel.
This rug will add color and charm to any modern room design. It is a perfect size for using in front of a sofa or perhaps as a soft landing for your feet beside your bed. It has a primitive feel and would be a gorgeous addition to a room that uses natural materials, such as basketry and fine wood grains.
The rug is the perfect size for the long, narrow kitchens that are becoming a popular feature in contemporary architectural designs. This Karapinar rug adds plenty of character and will be the inspiration for creating a space that is a reflection of your more colorful side.