Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug 50166
Size: 6 ft 8 in x 9 ft 7 in (2.03 m x 2.92 m)Print
Red Floral Vintage Turkish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Turkey, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century — Orange and light blue threads also appear in some of the medallions; jagged orange lines encompassed by thick black bands form opposite borders, and two vertical jagged black borders span opposite ends of the rug, both highlighted narrowly in white. The weave in Turkish Kilim rugs allows these furnishings to remain flat, without pile, a feature contributing to their lighter weight.
This beautiful vintage rug presents a motif of large alternating geometric medallions of red and pink, each set against a lighter shade of ivory, or ivory-white. These motifs are a version of the “Gol” symbol. Gol is the word for flower in Farsi, also called a floral medallion or rosette. Round gols symbolize celestial bodies like the sun, moon or stars. Smaller geometric shapes appear interspersed between the medallions, and are possibly abstracted botanical motifs. An orange zig-zag border on both ends and crenelated border on the sides give this kilim a rhythmic feel.
Although this rug is from the mid 20th century, the tradition of rug weaving goes back centuries in Turkey. This flat weave vintage kilim rug provides a graphic pop of color, and richly historical tribal feel to any interior its included in. Although it’s over 50 years old, this vintage rug’s geometric design and bold hues feel thoroughly modern.