"Ottoman Rug Istanbul In Silk And Gold Threads - Circa 1980"Ottoman Rug Istanbul Silk And Gold Threads - Circa 1960
carpet with star medallion, carpet with ruby background.
Animal decoration in gold threads: deer, snake, lions ect.
Istanbul rugs are rugs only
products in Istanbul. The materials used
for their making are silk, a combination
wool and cotton, and sometimes gold thread or
The Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid I founded the
Istanbul Imperial Manufactory in 1841 in order to
provide all the textiles necessary for decoration
of its new Dolmabahçe Palace on the
Bosphorus. He brought together the best artists and
weavers from all over the Empire in this city, where they
began to produce large rugs
and very high quality, with unique patterns.
After completing the work on the Palace
Istanbul, the Sultans used the Manufacture
to offer to crowned heads, nobles and
Statesmen these rugs as a present. This
It was not until 1890 that traders
Istanbul were able to sell these coins to the population.
With the end of the Ottoman Empire the production
Istanbul carpets were sharply reduced during the second
mid-twentieth century. Only a few weavers
perpetuated the know-how of Ottoman rugs.