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ABOUT ANATOLIAN / TURKISH CARPETS

Turkish carpets are sometimes also named Anatolian carpets . The oldest Turkish carpets found, originate from the 13th century and can be found in the city of Konya, which for a long time was the center for Turkish carpet manufacturing. Carpets that were made in the 16th and 17th century are fully comparable with the Persian carpets.

The Turkish carpets are highly influenced by the Greeks which back in time dominated carpet manufacturing. The carpets which are thicker, consists of wool, cotton and silk and are always tied with a Turkish knot, also called Ghiordes knot or Turkbaff . Commonly used patterns are based on prayer niches with more geometrical motifs. Humans and animals are not portrayed since the Quran does not allow this.

Some examples of Turkish carpets:

Bokhara / Yamut

201x297 cm unique knotted by hand
Knot density approx 160 000 knots per m² - Thickness approx 6 mm

Turkaman

195x283 cm unique knotted by hand
Knot density approx 160 000 knots per m² - Thickness approx 8 mm

Oushak

326x405 cm unique knotted by hand
Knot density approx 90 000 - 120 000 knots per m² - Thickness approx 9 mm

Kayseri

198x288 cm unique knotted by hand
Knot density approx 160 000 knots per m² - Thickness approx 6 mm

Anatolian rug

Anatolian rug is a term of convenience, commonly used today to denote rugs and carpets woven in Anatolia (or Asia minor) and its adjacent regions. Geographically, its area of production can be compared to the territories which were historically dominated by the Ottoman Empire. It denotes a knotted, pile-woven floor or wall covering which is produced for home use, local sale, and export. Together with the flat-woven kilim, Anatolian rugs represent an essential part of the regional culture, which is officially understood as the Culture of Turkey today, and derives from the ethnic, religious and cultural pluralism of one of the most ancient centres of human civilisation.

A handmade carpet is usually named after the place where it was made or from the ethnic group who make it. Most traditional motifs and colourings have a local connection and it often shows exactly where the carpet is made. Nowadays, it is common in India for example to copy popular persian styles. A good example of this is Indo Gabbeh.

The most common and mentioned styles are Persian, Afghani, Pakistani, Baluchi, Turkmenistan, Caucasian, Indo, Tibetan, Turkish, Chinese, East Turkestan, European and North African.

The importance of carpet manufacturing throughout the years, with no doubt comes from the persian carpets. There are a great number of different Persian styles, we present the most important styles in this section.

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