If you’re travelling eastern countries like Turkey, Persia, Afghanistan, Romania, Yugoslavia, etc. you may be familiar with the extensive use of carpets or rugs on the floor in both rich and poor households.
To be honest, the magic spelled by hand-woven Turkish kilim or the captivating Persian rugs or carpet collection is totally ineffable at times. The popularity of Turkish antique rugs is not just limited to Turkey but has been a subject of interest across nations of the world. Are you aware that the Turkish Handmade carpet industry has been there since ages and once was one of the major economic contributors, for the carpets sold were really expensive and were capable of digging a hole in the buyer’s pockets?
It was once considered one of the largest producers and exporters of beautiful, luxurious, as well as vintage collection of carpets or rugs across the globe.
People are attracted towards the mastery exhibited in these Turkish antique rugs that hardly fades away with time. The durable texture, pattern, uniformity displayed by a variety of Turkish rugs styles’ like burdur, konya, karapinar, ushak (or oushak), tulu, soumak, ladik, kilim, etc. is totally a riveting experience for the owner of such a craft.
Origin of Turkish Antique Rugs
The concept of enchanting carpets or rugs can be dated back to 1038-1194 CE. Wow! that’s quite long back, isn’t it? So, the Turkish tribe -Arab Caliphates were populated with skilful Seljuk women (predominantly astonishing carpet weavers using knots). The antique rugs (Oriental rugs) from Turkey can be differentiated from Persian rugs owing to the symmetry of the knots. Ideally, the Turkish knots (or Ghirodes) were symmetrical knots, whereas Persian or Senneh knots were asymmetrical knots.
How did antique rugs come into existence?
It is a no-brainer that the presence of a certain kind of food, clothing pattern, fabric, etc. has a direct correlation to climate. The colder the climate, the warmer the wearables and food items. Similarly, when we go back in history to look at how the rugs or carpets were first weaved, the basis of this demand was- of course! climate and way of life. Turkish wanderers started weaving carpets to escape the scorching heat or bone-chilling cold weather. Initially it was weaved out of necessity but slowly, with the passage of time, it evolved as a work of art. These antique rugs are, usually, weaved on sheep wool. However, cotton is also a preferred choice of fabric.
Since time immemorial, Westerners have expressed quite a substantial amount of interest in Turkish rugs. From picking their choice of carpets while visiting Turkey or other Far-eastern nations, to ordering it in bulk (in the form of countrywide orders) – these Turkish rugs have travelled places to accentuate the beauty of a space.
If you also strive for an aesthetically aligned space and use antique rugs or carpets to accentuate the home décor or interiors, order it here. Turkish rugs are available in different dimensions, colour patterns, fabric choices, etc. depending upon the fitting area the client has requested for.