Sharing roots with Ancient Persia, known rug weaving in this region dates back to the first century BC. The Turkish carpet tradition, however, was developed using a double knot, which makes them unique from any other hand-knotted rug.

Designs and Motifs

Intricate geometric and floral patterns of the Turkish rug sets it apart. There are many design elements shared with Persian rugs through trade and through use of Persian weavers in industry. Many Turkish designs are more primitive, with large-scale allover designs and lighter coloration. A common motif is the gul, which is a stylized geometric floral form.

Regions include

  • Oushak
  • Sivas
  • Anatoli
  • Quiesari
  • Hereke

At Michael Rugs, you can see the best selection of the Oushak region, which is known for designs that are easiest to work to complete a room design. The rugs typically have a wool foundation and wool pile. The Hereke region is known from its all-silk rugs. Rugs from Anatoli tend to have designs with more character and personality than other rug regions.

Choosing a Turkish Rug

Turkish rugs have a lot of character, drawing from one of the oldest rug-making traditions in the world. Village weavers design from their own inspiration, so there is more variety in the Turkish Rug designs, and each unique design is crafted with great care, which is a process unique from copying traditional designs.

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