The term Anatolian is synonymous with convenience, commonly used to denote rugs and carpets woven in Anatolia (or Asia minor) and its adjacent regions. The term translates as “land of the rising sun.” Geographically, this consists of territories that were historically dominated by the Ottoman Empire.
An Anatolian rug is characterized by a knotted, pile-woven floor or wall covering which is produced for home use, local sale, and export. Together with the flat-woven kilim, Anatolian rugs represent an essential part of the regional culture, which is officially understood as the Culture of Turkey today, and derives from the ethnic, religious, and cultural pluralism of one of the most ancient centers of human civilization.
Anatolian textiles are distinguished by particular characteristics of the dyes, colors, motifs, textures and techniques used in its construction. Examples range in size from small pillows (yastik) to large, room-sized carpets.
Anatolian rugs are most often tied with symmetrical knots, which were so widely used in the area that Western rug dealers in the early 20th century adopted the term "Turkish" or "Ghiordes" knot for the technique. From the 1870s onwards, the Ottoman court manufactures also produced silk-piled rugs, sometimes with inwoven threads of gold or silver, but the traditional material of the majority of Anatolian rugs was hand-spun, naturally dyed wool.
|Actual Size||4' 3" X 8' 8"|
|Style||Bohemian, Second Life, Vintage, Tribal|
|Country of Origin||Turkey|
|Period||20th Century 4th Qtr|
|Tags||One Of A Kind|
|Condition Notes||Vintage Refinished|