"Original Anatolia Turkish Carpet"Original Turkish Anatolian rugs around 1980
Entirely hand-knotted, vegetable dyeing, Pure wool, Size: 1,63mX1,42m
Turkish carpets, which are also called Anatolian carpets are from Turkey. The oldest carpet found in Turkey date back to the thirteenth century and they were discovered in the city of Konya, which has long been the center of production of carpets in Turkey. Carpets made in the fourteenth and seventeenth centuries are quite similar to Persian rugs. Turkish carpets are largely influenced by the Greeks, who once dominated the production of carpets. These mats, which are thicker, are made of wool, cotton and silk and are always tied to the Turkish knot, also called Ghiordes node or turkbaff. The reasons commonly used are based on prayer niches with more geometrical shapes. Neither men nor animals are represented since the Koran forbids.