If you are looking for Turkish rugs for sale, you are going to love all the choices that are available to you thanks to our ongoing Turkish rug sale. As you will see when you scroll through our Turkish rugs, we offer Turkish rugs cheap, which makes them affordable options for many home and business owners, as well as interior designers who are shopping for their budget-conscious clients.
Kinds of Turkish Rugs
Given the variety of Turkish rugs in the marketplace, it is not enough to simply want a Turkish rug for your home or office. You have to put some thought into the kind of Turkish rug that will work best in the space you are decorating. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily need to put a Turkish rug on the floor. Certain rugs, including many Turkish Kilim rugs, resemble tapestries in both thickness and beauty, which make them ideal for hanging on the wall and using as sofa covers.
As a general rule, there are two primary kinds of Turkish rugs: Kilim rugs and Hali rugs. A Turkish Kilim rug is flat-woven while Turkish Hali rugs are knotted. It is widely believed that the oldest Kilim rug originated in Çatalhöyük around 7,000 B.C. near the middle of Anatolia. Many experts agree that Turkish tribes introduced Hali rugs to Anatolian inhabitants some time during the 12th century.
During your search for cheap Turkish rugs, you will likely encounter several kinds of other Turkish rugs. These rugs include:
1) Turkish Ladik Rugs:
These rugs are typically made using a prayer rug format. Some of the most prized Turkish Ladik rugs boast an eye-catching rose/burgundy color that was derived from dye made from beetles found in the West Indies.
2) Turkish Yuruk Rugs:
Yuruk rugs are noticeably loosely woven and often have a distinct, sometimes eccentric design.
3) Turkish Melas Rugs:
hese rugs are typically more conservative in terms of design compared to Yuruk rugs. Turkish Melas rugs normally have geometric designs that are simply captivating. These rugs normally come in either prayer rug or meditation rug format and are sought-after because they often have light- to mid-tones of green that are highly desirable.
4) Turkish Bergama Rugs:
Bergama rugs usually show off designs that involve multiple medallions, which make them easy to identify.
5) Turkish Mudjur Rugs:
Turkish Mudjur rugs are usually the most formal option among Turkish town rugs. These rugs are often decorated with austere fields of red or fields that showcase a blossoming tree of life or a lantern.
Characteristics of Turkish Rugs
While Turkish rugs may have different characteristics based on the region where they are made and their intended use, they share some general traits that make them very popular with consumers. These shared characteristics include:
- High-quality construction
- Attractive patterns
- Investment worthiness
- Natural materials and dyes
Turkish rugs are something you really have to experience to appreciate their full beauty and utility. With that in mind, we invite you to view our wide selection of Turkish rugs online now. We also encourage you to contact us with any questions you have about the rugs we have for sale. If you need help making a selection, we’ll be thrilled to help you find a Turkish rug that reflects your personal tastes and lifestyle. Give us a call or send us an email today.
Kashan Rugs: A Tribute to the Safavid Dynasty of the Persian Empire
Kashan rugs are an export from one of Iran’s oldest cities, Kashan, dating back to the 17th century or late 16th century. Kashan was a hub of silk production beginning with the Safavid dynasty, a golden age of Persian weaving under the reign of Shah Abbas.
Contemporary Kashan rug sales began toward the end of the 19th century, when Kashan merchants hoped to replicate the success of weaving shops in Tabriz to the north. During this era, many antique Kashan rugs were commissioned for individual homes. The best Kashan carpets of the 19th-century and turn of the 20th century are formal, traditional and luxurious.
The warp and weft of Kashan rugs are usually made of cotton with the traditional asymmetrical Persian know. The thin double weft is often woven between 120 knots per square inch and 840 knots per square inch. The finished texture of Kashan rugs is soft to the touch. The best Kashan carpets use a superior quality of wool that sometimes has silk mixed in.
An antique Kashan rug was colored with vegetable dyes, which contribute to their unique texture, but
modern Kashan rugs (from the 1930s) use contemporary chrome dyes.
The highly sought after curvilinear designs of Kashan weaving was popularized by Kashan weavers in the early 1900s. The Kashan rug typically centers around a teardrop medallion, though intricately detailed motifs like palmettos, blossoms, leaves and arabesques are common, as well. The “Royal Garden” of Kashan is the source of a notable garden motif that is the archetype of Persian carpet designs. Another inspiration for many Kashan carpets is the “Garden of Paradise.”
Pakistani Kashan Rugs
When the Mogul empire spread through Iran to the Indian subcontinent, the work of Persian weavers was carried to modern day Pakistan. The city of Lahore today produces the vast majority of modern Pakistani Kashan rugs.
Like their Iranian forebears, Pakistani Kashans use a wool pile on a cotton base. Mogul Kashan rugs use the Senneh knot, an asymmetrical double knot that produces a dense, heavy weave, making them extremely durable. One of the main distinctions between Iranian and Pakistani Kashan rugs is the use of color. Pakistani Kashans feature predominantly pastel shades, whereas a traditional Persian Kashan carpet may include richer reds, greens and blues.
Motasham Kashan Carpets: Exceptional…and Exceptionally Rare
Motasham Kashan carpets are the rarest group of Kashan carpets. They feature non-traditional designs and color palettes and were woven with lamb’s wool renowned for its luminous, reflective sheen. True Motasham Kashan rugs are finely knotted and extremely difficult to find.
Dating from the middle of the 19th century, antique Motasham Kashan carpets are among the finest Persian carpets. Early Motasham Kashan rugs (pre-1850) use a technique known as abrash, marked by an emotive use of color shading and color shifts. They commonly feature an antique ivory or gold background and subtle pastel tones throughout the weave. Over time, the dyes in an antique Motasham rug will soften and acquire an earthy patina. The rich lanolin will rise to the surface of the wool fibers over time, given the rug an extraordinary luster.