The first carpets were almost certainly those made by the nomadic tribes who wandered central Asia, and bear a close resemblance to the cotton kilims still available today. Turkish rugs are usually made from wool or silk, woven and knotted on a loom, perfect and unique for your property in Turkey.
The density of the knots determines the quality of the carpet – the more knots per centimetre, the more hard-wearing it will be. The colours used for the designs vary from region for producing dyes. The symbols used to decorate the carpets also vary and most have a meaning attached to them – usually they are motifs taken from nature representing flowers, plants and animals.
Most carpet-sellers are well versed in the history of the carpet and will be happy to spend some time explaining it – often over a glass of apple tea. In recent years, a number of ‘carpet schools’ have been opened where the traditional arts can be preserved and the process of carpet-making from dying the wool to weaving can be demonstrated to visitors. Give your property in Turkey an authentic feel with a unique Turkish rug.