Enrich your home with the compelling tradition of high quality, vibrantly hued Turkish rugs. For more than a thousand years, Turkish carpets have been crafted using superior techniques, designs and materials, ensuring that their beauty and strength last a lifetime and beyond.
Time-honored Technique and Durability
Turkish carpets, also known as Anatolian carpets, date as far back as the 5th century and are well-known for their unique double-knot construction. Unlike Persian rugs that are made with single knots, the double knot offers greater stability and durability. The enduring double knot is so synonymous with Turkey/Anatolia that they quickly became known as Turkish knots. This robust construction method ensures that these captivating rugs can be treasured by families from generation to generation.
Ancient and Modern Designs
In addition to the rugs’ centuries-old trademark construction, today’s Turkish rugs are cherished for their richly traditional motifs and vividly modern designs. With many commercial factories and more than 750 villages and tribal groups currently creating Turkish rugs, there are countless design themes to explore. Often, vintage and antique rugs tell the stories of their origin and heritage, and it can be enjoyable to find the historic pattern in modern designs.11th century Seljuk empire rugs feature geometric shapes and repeating floral motifs bordered by square Kufic designs.14th century carpets often depict large animal figures.Medallions, graceful leaf patterns and intricate flowers are the hallmarks of 16th century rug design.
High-end Materials Make Durable Rugs
When shopping for a Turkish rug, consider the carpet’s intended use. Turkish kilim rugs, flexible and without a backing, are ideal for decorative throws and wall hangings. For floor use, always choose hand-knotted or manufactured rugs that offer a heavy backing. Other considerations include a variety of material and construction choices.Knots per square inch (kpsi) help buyers gauge durability.
Generally, higher kpsi translates to high quality craftsmanship.
Natural fibers such as wool and cotton are frequently more durable than synthetic fibers.Natural dyes penetrate the fiber with color throughout. Synthetic dyes don’t extend color throughout, but they offer greater range of color and are often better at resisting fading.
Whatever your particular design need, color palette or use, the brilliant designs and high quality construction of Turkish rugs can add a warm appeal to any home.