Vintage Turkish Beige, Brown and Ice Blue Flat-Woven Wool Runner BB5783 3'3" × 11'0" $6,000
This circa-1930 vintage flat-weave Turkish runner rug features a bold design of striated shades of brown and beige, with ice blue and dark brown horizontal lines standing in stark contrast to the muted background. It is both minimalist and representative of the rich Turkish carpets weaving tradition. The Turkish kilim is distinguished from other Oriental styles by particular characteristics of dyes and colors, designs and textures.
Antique Anatolian rugs feature the Turkish, or symmetrical knot and are typically made of wool and cotton. Distinct types of carpets have been woven since the 13th century in workshops, provincial weaving facilities, as well as in villages, tribal settlements or by nomads. The flat weave is created from vertical (weft) and horizontal (warp) interlocked threads, for a napless overall effect. Runner rugs such as this antique Turkish piece are often used as a complement or a contrast to antique oriental rugs, or as the transition linking two separate rooms.
Vintage Turkish Beige, Brown and Ice Blue Flat-Woven Wool Runner BB5783