Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug, Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This brightly colored red and black Turkish kilim is an interesting vintage rug from the mid-20th century. It uses a traditional Turkish rug design motif with stylized roses. The high contrast colors of the backgrounds make each component of the designs stand out and explode with color. The carpet has a classic, yet modernized look in the way the floral motifs are carried out and in the abstract quality of the design.
This carpet uses a wider range of colors and tones than one traditionally finds an older antique rugs. A kilim is a flat weave rug and does not have pile. It is produced using a technique that is similar to tapestry weaving. It involves using an alternating over and under technique where the design that is produced by switching colors according to the design.
The theme of the design is in alignment with traditional Turkish artistic ideology, but the flowers are rendered in an abstract way that reflects the creative influences of the mid-20th century. It is an excellent example of an Oriental carpet that combines traditional Turkish designs with contemporary abstract design into a single piece. This allows it to be used in both traditional and modern designs.
The modern stylized floral motifs allow it to fit well with contemporary designs such as Scandinavian, modern, or minimalist. The vibrant colors will draw attention to the room. It has a modern appeal, yet the floral patterns give it a softness that allows it to add a formal element without having adding rigidity and sharp angles to the design. This is a versatile piece that will be a striking addition to any traditional or modern room that needs a piece to serve as a central focal point of the space.