Turkish Motifs in Carpet and Rug Tradition

The appearance of the carpet figure in the historical scene has been with the example of the Pazirik carpet and the hand-embroidered motifs of the Central Asian Turks. This carpet, which was found from the tomb of a Scythian prince in the Altai mountains in 1948, was made in the 6th-5th centuries BC and was embroidered with Gördes (Turkish) knot. In carpet embroidery, there are two types of hand carpet knotting techniques. The first is based on a technique called the Turkish knot, which is divided into two as the knot used in Central Anatolia and the knot used in Western Anatolia. In this technique, the knot is symmetrical, it is made with a double knot, and with this way of making, it provides a longer life of the carpet.

The second technique is the Iranian Knot. Since it is made with a single knot, it will not be long-lasting compared to the double knot. Persian carpets made with this technique are also known as Persian carpets.

Today, machine carpets have emerged as well as hand-woven carpets. These carpets are also divided among themselves according to their quality. Its quality also depends on the type of material used in the carpet. There are three types of materials; silk, wool and cotton.

Among these three, the most valuable product is silk carpets, because silk is a quality and expensive fabric, as well as the material that requires the most handicraft in processing.

We, as Alfombras de Estambul, offer you hand-embroidered carpets and kilims that combine the unique elegance of Anatolia with the magnificent texture of silk. Your satisfaction is the biggest gain we can get. We wish you to be satisfied with all our products…

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