Antique Flat weave Turkish Runner
Antique Flat weave Turkish Runner Description:
This striking circa-1930 vintage flatweave Turkish runner kilim features color striations ranging from dark brown to the lightest beige, with periodically intersecting horizontal red, black and white lines. The untraditional play of color contributes to the intriguing over-all modernist feel of the vintage rugs for sale. A flat weave refers to a type of weave created from vertical (weft) and horizontal (warp) interlocked threads and is a feature of a number of oriental styles of turkish kilim rugs. Turkish carpet design integrates different strands of traditions. Specific elements of the Antique kilim rugs design are closely related to the history of Turkic peoples and their interaction with surrounding cultures, in their central Asian origin as well as during their migration, and in Anatolia itself. A runner rug, this piece is part of traditional weaving of rugs specifically for narrow spaces, with weaving centers adapting their age old designs to suit this specific format.