Turkish Carpets, known Worldwide for their rich colors, warm tones, and extraordinary patterns with traditional motifs have contributed to the status that Turkish carpets have maintained since the 13th century. A number of carpets from this period, known as the Seljuk carpets, were discovered in several mosques in central Anatolia, underneath many layers of subsequently placed carpets. The Seljuk carpets are today in the museums in Konya and Istanbul.
Mosques are considered the common house in a Muslim community. In addition, since the praying ritual requires one to kneel and touch the ground with one’s forehead, the mosques are covered from wall to wall with several layers of carpets contributed by the faithful as an act of piety.
The art of weaving was introduced to Anatolia by the Seljuks toward the end of the 11th and the beginning of 12th century when Seljuk sovereignty was at its strongest. In addition to numerous carpet fragments, many of which are yet to be documented, there are 18 carpet fragments which are known to be of Seljuk origin. The technical aspects and vast variety of designs used proves the resourcefulness and the splendor of Seljuk rug weaving. The oldest surviving Seljuk carpets are dated from the 13th to 14th centuries. Eight of these carpets were discovered in the Aladdin Mosque in Konya (capital of Anatolian Seljuks) in 1905 by Loytred, a member of German consulate staff, and were woven at some time between the years 1220 and 1250 at the pinnacle of Seljuks reign.
As you can see from the pictures Turkish carpets are beautifully made and spectacular to look at. They are well sought after worldwide.
If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these beautiful handmade carpets but you are not traveling to Turkey anytime soon you can always contact us at The Ege Eye and we can put you in touch with reputable dealers who deliver worldwide.
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