Antique and Vintage Turkish Rugs
Turkish rugs are a subset of so-called "Oriental rugs," which were produced in the Rug Belt, a region extending from North Africa, across the Middle East, and into Central Asia. 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...