Authentic 1900s Large Antique Turkish Borlou Green Brown Handmade Wool Rug
An early 20th century Borlou rug, the open camel field with sparse floral sprays around a green and brown floral vinery medallion with pendants within an emerald green angular vinery border.
Borlou antique rugs 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 large area rugs bears the intricate designs that represent the weaving base that produced it. Each region in Turkey has a signatory design that identifies it.