Sivas Design Wool Carpet


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As a result of its convenient location, the city of Sivas was selected by British and other European nations in the 17th and 18th centuries to set up workshops to produce Oriental carpets would appeal to Westerners and also spike demand for these rugs. Antique Sivas carpets are Persian/Iranian style rugs made in Anatolia (Turkey). These rugs can be identified by their materials, dyes, techniques, and designs. Hand-spun, naturally dyed sheep wool was used. The knots were often symmetric, while the patterns drew on Persian motifs, such as arabesques and medallions contrasted against a uniform field. From the late 19th until the late 20th century, commercial production using synthetic dyes overshadowed this ancient art and nearly caused its distinction; however, in the past fifty years efforts have taken place to insure its revival.

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.

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: Sivas Design Wool Carpet
Style: Antique Turkish Sivas Wool Carpet
Origin: Turkey
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Pink, Peach, Lavender, Gold, Green, Yellow, Blue
Size: 6'4" X 10'1"
Rug Number:
70002503