Antique and Vintage Turkish Rugs

Unlike Persian rugs, the decorations on Turkish rugs are hardly ever strictly ornamental. Even patterns that might look purely geometric to the Western eye symbolize flora or fauna, and are intended to convey messages, beliefs, wishes, whims, and even rebukes. Over the ages, Turkish women in urban centers and nomadic camps have been weaving in these coded messages, with some motifs originating in the Anatolia region as far back as 3000 B.C.,...Continue Reading