Rugs have been made in Turkey since the 12th century and were exported to Europe in large quantities until early in the 20th century. In 1922, Kemal Ataturk, after a victory in a war with Greece, expelled some two million Turks of Greek descent from the country. Unfortunately, these included most of Turkey’s rug makers.
Most Turkish carpets were woven in villages in Anatolia (the part of Turkey that lies in Asia Minor) in bright, rich colours with geometric forms such as the star and diamond as well as linear floral forms.
Turkish prayer rugs have mihrabs (the prayer niche which represents the prayer niche in the Great Mosque in Mecca) with pointed arches and stepped sides.
Turkish rugs available now
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Turkish Herek Ahar Oriental Antique Rug Wool Medallion Maroon Navy Blue Olive
on March 19, 2019 at 3:26 am
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Turkish Armenia Oriental Geometric Vtg Handknotted Wool Carpet Rug Runner
on March 18, 2019 at 6:30 am
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On Sale Beautiful Antique Look Hand Knotted Turkish Usak Rug Runner Carpet 3x11
on March 17, 2019 at 4:02 am
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Old Turkish Kilim Wonderful Colours …beautiful collection and accent decorators’
on March 17, 2019 at 3:29 am
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Flat Weave Geometric Kilim Rug All Wool, Large 5' x 7', Vintage, Turkish?
on March 15, 2019 at 12:00 am
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