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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On Sale Beautiful Anatolian Handmade Carpet Turkish Handwoven Kilim Rug 5x6
on January 22, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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Turkish Herek Ahar Oriental Antique Rug Wool Medallion Maroon Navy Blue Olive
on January 22, 2019 at 3:02 am
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Anatolia Turkish Antalya Nomads Kilim 42"x 27" Area Rug Kelim Carpet diamonds
on January 21, 2019 at 12:54 am
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ANTIQUE TURKISH/PERSIAN RUG GEOMETRIC PATTERNS 1.92M X 1.02 M
on January 20, 2019 at 3:28 am
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Vintage Turkish Hand Woven Kilim on White Background With Traditional Decoratio
on January 19, 2019 at 10:04 pm
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