Gelin Kiz, Flat Weave Carpet

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Turkish carpets, also referred to as Anatolian carpets, were produced by many ethnic and tribal groups in Turkey and Central Asia. Deriving originally from a utilitarian need to insulate homes against harsh winter cold, these rugs covered doors, walls, and floors, often in layers, for city or nomadic tent-dwellers alike. The carpets -- whether hand-knotted or flat weave -- were always hand-made (by women and girls) out of wool, cotton, and sometimes silk. The earliest flat weave rug is known to have existed in 7,000 BC, while knotted rugs are known to have existed in Asia Minor in the 8th and 9th century. During the Renaissance, these rugs appeared in European paintings to symbolize status and prestige.

Flat weave carpets and rugs were created without the use of knots or need of a foundation. They are lightweight, thin but durable, and have no pile. Their design is based in the rich history of carpet weaving, and these rugs come in many patterns and styles, most notably Dhurries, Soumaks, and Kilims.

We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.

Design: Gelin Kiz, Flat Weave Carpet
Style: Antique Anatolian Flat Weave design carpet
Origin: East Anatolia
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Rust, Navy, Black, Green, Ivory
Size: 8'11" X 8'2"
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