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A Quick Look at Antique Turkish Rugs

Choosing an artwork for your house is a task that requires a lot of tact, common sense and some taste in art itself. There are several artistic items that you could buy and decorate your house with. However, when it comes to the aesthetic value and functionality, rugs take the pivotal place. Not only do they add elegance to your rooms but also help you in protecting your feet from cold floors of the house, especially during winters. And when it comes to rugs, antique Turkish rugs are the first choice for any buyer who has a sense of art and beauty. vintage turkish rug

Remember what Keats has said:
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but will keep.”

These words are so suitable for antique Turkish rugs that it might almost seem they were written for these rugs, though it wasn’t in reality. However, Turkish rugs have always been known for their craftsmanship and skills of the weavers of those ancient age. It is said that no original antique Turkish rugs are similar in design or pattern as each one were handmade by the skillful weavers of those times. This is the reason for the high cost of these rugs, though today you will find mutiple copies of those antique rugs in the markets at reduced prices.

Turkey has always been famous for the beautiful and elegant rugs that it produces since the 13th century. These antique Turkish rugs have been a part of the artisitic world ever since. You could see them mentioned in the writings of the famous ancient traveller Marco Polo and painted in the works of some of the well-known painters like Lotto and Johannes Vermeer. If you visit a Turkish mosque you’ll see the floor and the walls covered with Turkish rugs all over.

Antique Turkish rugs are of different types based on the material they are made of. Typically, you’ll find them made of wool, cotton and silk or a combination of any two. The rugs made of wool normally have designs and patterns of traditional type like geomtric designs. They normally have lesser knot count and are without much intricacy. In the case of wool on cotton, the case is entirely different. Here you’ll find more complex patterns and designs as cotton offers more flexibility for doing so. As it can be easily guessed, rugs made of silk or silk on silk has the finest weave and come with the most intricate designs. More than on the floors, these rugs are much suitable for walls as decorative pieces.

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