A Magnificent Transylvanian Design Vintage Light Blue Tribal Turkish Kilim Rug, Origin: Turkey, Circa: mid 20th Century — This vintage rug’s blue field displays a single large geometric and floral pattern of intricate interconnecting designs in gold, red, black, pink, white, gray and beige. It presents many flowers and buds linked together on red stems in a highly stylized fashion. Four gray spandrels bracket the corners, each carrying a thin white border and marked with a pattern of black interlocking vines. The broad gold-colored border of the rug carries white medallions decorated with red, pink and blue patterns and smaller geometric-shaped medallions in alternating blue and beige colors, each holding a diamond design and surrounded by red, white and black shapes.
Along the mid-line of the rug, the border on both the top and the bottom displays two side-by-side identical blue medallions. Guard borders containing red and black jagged patterns highlighted in white surround the border on each side. The meticulous attention to detail in this rug lends it visual interest. Weavers produce flat woven Kilim rugs across a wide geographic area encompassing Anatolia, the Caucasus Mountains and surrounding regions. These rugs lie flat, and generally appear thinner and lighter in weight than different types of area rugs, such as thicker hand knotted pile rugs, making them popular as wall hangings tapestries and for easily transportable Islamic prayer rugs.
As we examine the rug pattern and design we notice that it is not a generic or “simply” another tribal design rug. This Turkish rug actually features the iconic designs that we expect to see in the rare and collectable antique Transylvanian rugs. The only differences would be the weaving technique and the fact that this one was given a more updated look and feel as far as the colors, openness of the design and its larger area rugs size.
If you are shopping for area rugs for your home and want area rugs that combine the both the old world historical look with a more trendy coloration, this light blue Turkish Kilim rug would be a phenomenal option.