Midcentury Turkish Brown Flat-Woven Wool Runner BB5766 3'0" × 9'4" $9,000
This circa-1930 vintage flat weave Turkish runner rug features striking striations in varying shades of brown and beige. The minimalism complements the subtle interchanges of color for a unique, modern look. A flatweave 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 carpets. Turkish carpet design integrates different strands of traditions.
Specific elements of the Turkish carpets 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 carpet, 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. Carpet runners are often used as a complement or a contrast to adjacent antique rugs, or as the transition linking two separate rooms.
Midcentury Turkish Brown Flat-Woven Wool Runner BB5766