Beautiful Room Size Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – The bold, tribal pattern of this unique mid 20th century Turkish kilim rug combines elements of both traditional and modern design. The overall design of the vintage rug is based on a medallion design with a distinctive field and main border. It uses a traditional design but uses it in a way that gives it a distinctively modern artistic quality. This makes it a versatile area rug that works well in either a traditional or contemporary design.
The motifs are bold and angular, as one typically finds in traditional Turkish carpets from centuries past. It makes use of a traditional color scheme with a red background and a darker border. The designs have little detail, allowing the designer who created this piece to place the emphasis on shape and line. The design has a semblance of symmetry, but it also has the abstract, free flowing rug design of primitive tribe rugs.
This flat woven carpet cleverly creates an optical illusion that appears as if a piece of two sided fabric has been placed on top of the darker carpet. The corners of the vintage flat woven Turkish Kilim rug appear to be folded over on the corners so that you can see that it has a design underneath. In addition, the ends are folded to make it appear as if the piece of fabric placed on top of the carpet is lighter in weight than the underlying carpet.
This is a fascinating Turkish kilim in its treatment of the subject matter, its bold and brilliant colors and the unique design within a design. It cleverly uses an optical illusion to give it interest and dimension. This makes it a unique, one-of-a-kind vintage Turkish flat woven kilim rug.