Antique Turkish Borlou Rug
Antique Turkish Borlou Rug Description:
A late 19th century Turkish Borlou rug, the beige field with an allover pattern of salmon vines surrounding a central medallion within a salmon border.
Borlou rugs for sale originate in Turkey. They have been handmade since as early as the 13th century. It is believed that a tribe known as the Seljuks were the skilled weavers responsible for these early masterpieces. The Seljuks are said to have hailed from Central Asia and were nomads.During the 1400s and 1500s, Europeans collected and treasured these turkish rugs so much so that all rugs that came from Asia were thought to be products of Turkey. Each antique rug bears the intricate designs that represent the weaving base that produced it. Each region in Turkey has a signatory design that identifies it.
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