Antique Rugs: The Timeless Beauty of
Turkish Oriental Carpets
Antique rugs are not just floor coverings; they are works of art that tell stories of the past. Each antique rug has its unique design, colors, and texture, and reflects the cultural and historical context of its origin. Among the most sought-after antique rugs in the world are Turkish and Oriental rugs, which are known for their detailed patterns, rich colors, and exceptional quality.
At Nakkas Rugs, we specialize in antique Turkish and Oriental rugs that are carefully selected and restored to their original beauty. We are based in Istanbul, where the tradition of rug weaving dates back to the 13th century. Our rugs come from various regions of Turkey, Iran, and Central Asia, and range from small prayer rugs to large palace carpets.
A Legacy of Artistry and Craftsmanship
Turkey has a long and rich history of rug weaving, and Anatolian rugs are renowned for their artistic excellence and technical mastery. Turkish rug weavers have developed various techniques and designs over the centuries, each with its unique characteristics and symbolism.
Anatolian rugs are woven in the central and western regions of Turkey. Anatolian rugs are known for their elaborate floral and geometric patterns, animal motifs, and rich colors, such as deep reds, blues, and greens. The wool used in Anatolian rugs is of the highest quality, and the natural dyes used to color the wool are derived from plants, roots, and insects.
European collectors highly prized Anatolian Rugs in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and they were often used in royal palaces and mansions.
Nakkaş Antique Rug Collection
At Nakkas Rugs, we specialize in antique Turkish rugs that showcase their weavers’ artistry and fine craftsmanship. Our antique rugs come from various regions of Turkey like Oushak, Döşemealtı, Hereke, Konya, Sivas, Kayseri, Bergama and more. You can find your unique piece in our Antique Rug Collection, from small prayer rugs and kilims to large palace carpets. We take great care in restoring and preserving our antique rugs, using traditional techniques and materials, such as natural dyes and hand-knotting any missing or damaged fringes.
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Oushak (also spelt Ushak) carpets are renowned for their silky, luminous wool and large-scale geometric designs. Originating from the town of Uşak, Turkey, these rugs
Antique Carpet Collection at Nakkaş
Our collection of antique oriental rugs features detailed designs and patterns that evoke a sense of luxury and refined sophistication. These rugs are crafted with care using high-quality materials such as wool, silk, and cotton. Their many intricate patterns and designs are inspired by Turkish culture and history, making them a perfect choice for adding elegance to any living environment. From classic floral and medallion motifs to geometric shapes and bold colors, our antique rugs come in various sizes and styles to suit your individual taste and needs.
Our selection of antique area rugs includes a range of sizes and shapes that can fit any living room layout. These rugs are crafted with natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton, and they are known for their durability and comfort. They come in a variety of patterns and colors, ranging from classic to modern, to complement any home decor. From large area rugs that make a statement to small accent rugs that add a cozy touch to dining room, our traditional area rugs are the perfect addition to your living space.
Our vintage-inspired traditional rugs combine the charm of the past with the comfort of the present. These rugs are crafted with natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton and feature unique patterns and designs that have stood the test of time. Their distressed look, texture and feel give them a sense of history and character, making them a great choice for homes with a rustic or shabby-chic aesthetic. From muted colors and subtle designs to bold and vibrant motifs, our traditional vintage rugs are a timeless choice for any home.
Our traditional carpets for the living room are designed to add warmth and comfort to your living space while complementing your existing decor. These rugs come in a variety of styles and patterns, ranging from classic to modern, to suit your individual taste and needs. They are crafted with natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton, making them durable and long-lasting. Whether you prefer a bold and vibrant rug or a subtle and understated brown one, our traditional rugs for the living room are the perfect addition to your home.
Our selection of traditional runner rugs adds a touch of mix of elegance and practicality to your hallway or entryway. These rugs are designed to protect your floors from heavy foot traffic while adding a touch of style to your home decor. They come in a variety of sizes and patterns, ranging from classic to modern, to suit your individual taste and needs. Our traditional runner rugs are crafted with natural fibers such as wool, silk, and cotton, making them durable and long-lasting.
The Legacy of Antique Turkish Rugs:
The Origin and Evolution of Area Rugs Throughout History
Antique Turkish rugs have a rich and storied history that spans over centuries. As one of the most sought-after and valuable types of antique rugs in the world, antique Turkish rugs have developed a variety of styles of techniques, natural materials and designs.
The tradition of antique rug weaving in Turkey dates back to the 13th century, and antique Turkish rug weavers have developed a variety of techniques and designs over the centuries.
Anatolian rugs are woven in the central and western regions of Turkey. Hereke, Döşemealtı, Oushak, Bergama, Sivas, Konya and more… Antique Anatolian rugs are known for their unique floral and geometric patterns, as well as their rich colors such as deep reds, blues, and greens. They were often used in mosques, palaces, and homes.
Antique Turkish rugs have a rich legacy that reflects the cultural and artistic traditions of their origin. From the antique Anatolian rug to the first rug industry, the antique Oushak rug, antique Turkish rugs have evolved over time, reflecting the changing tastes and preferences of their weavers and customers. At Nakkas Rugs, we are proud to offer a wide selection of antique Turkish rugs that showcase the artistry and craftsmanship of their weavers, and that are a testament to the timeless beauty and value of these works of art.
At Nakkas Rugs, we believe that antique rugs are not just historical artifacts but also valuable. That’s why we take great care in restoring and preserving our rugs, using traditional techniques and materials.
We take great care in restoring and preserving our antique Turkish rugs. Our restoration process involves using traditional techniques and materials, such as natural dyes and hand-knotting any missing or damaged fringes. We also repair any holes or tears in the fabric and re-weave any missing parts of the pattern, using the same techniques and materials as the original weavers.
We use natural dyes to restore the rug’s original colors and hand-knot any missing or damaged fringes. We also re-weave any missing parts of the pattern, using the same techniques and materials as the original weavers.