Alter Turkish Oriental Rug
300 cm x 203 cm
Geometric Alter Turkish Oriental Rug, beige with border and Medaillon
|Place of origin|
|Size||300 cm x 203 cm (= 6.09 qm)|
|Material||Flor: wool (handspun, natural color)|
Weft & Warp: wool
|Year of manufacture||1970|
|Coloring||beige, yellow beige|
Place of origin
The pattern of this oriental rug is inspired by classical Persian rug patterns. This rug has been knotted in Turkey. This old Turkish Oriental Rug is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.
The abstract, geometric composition creates the simple elegance of this Turkish Oriental Rug. The pattern flatters the design of the room and does not take the attention away from its furniture, decoration and architectural elements. It creates a pleasant atmosphere without dominating the style of the room.
The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a beautiful contrast to the center.
In the middle of the central field of this Turkish Oriental Rug is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.
The luxuriant flower motifs of this Turkish Oriental Rug are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.
The background of this Turkish Oriental Rug is light blue. The colors beige and yellow beige dominate the overall impression. The border features beige, yellow beige and rusty red. The rusty red center combines the colors beige and olive green.
You are not the first to appreciate this Turkish Oriental Rug. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1970. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The technique used to produce the materials of the pile of this Turkish Oriental Rug is over 200 years old. The wool is dyed with natural colors and spun by hand. Dyeing with natural or vegetable dyes is more complicated, expensive and time-consuming than dyeing with chemical dyes. For a bright red, for example, you would need about one kilogram of ground madder root per kilogram of wool as dye. For a strong, not too pale yellow, you would need two kilograms of the dye madder per kilogram of wool. Also spinning wool is time-consuming and labor-intensive. In addition, fewer and fewer people are able to hand spin wool.
But the effort is worth it: By dyeing with natural dyes, the high-quality wool retains its natural fat content. Wool dyed with natural colors and spun by hand creates fascinating, iridescent patterns. The charm of hand-spun wool with its slight irregularities and natural hues unfolds as a contrasting element in modern interiors, but also in rooms that are furnished in a more traditional or country house style. The backing (weft and warp threads) of this Turkish Oriental Rug is made of virgin wool.