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Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

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Turkish Rugs in Medieval Europe

Rug weaving craft spread in Persian and Anatolia(modern day Turkey) during the period of Seljuks and evolved through various stages of development. Since the 13th century high quality rugs have been woven in certain Anatolian districts, becoming a dominant accessory item in houses, markets and palaces and spreading out to Europe. The fact that Anatolian rugs began to appear in European paintings from the 14th century with a further increase in the 15th century (Renaissance) indicates that these rugs were very popular in Europe. Common features of 13th century rugs which included geometric patterns, various figures depicting the tree of...

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Comparison Between Turkish Rugs and Persian Rugs

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Comparison Between Turkish Rugs and Persian Rugs

Handmade rugs are made in many different places all around the world such as; East, Central and South Asia, Scandinavia, Balkans, Caucasia, North Africa and even in the Americas by the Natives but among all other rugs Turkish and Persian rugs have a different and special status because of their quality, diversity and historical background in rug weaving. The first difference we need to know between Turkish rugs and Persian rugs is the knotting technique. Turkish rugs are knotted with "double knot" technique also known as "Turkish knot" and Persian rugs are knotted with "single knot" also known as "Persian...

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Kayseri Carpets with Manchester Wool

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KAYSERI CARPETS MADE WITH MANCHESTER WOOL    In the beginning of 20th century special, very high quality wools imported from Manchester/England and they were used on regular Kayseri carpets for knotting the piles and the results were amazing. They were so beautiful and quality that Kayseri carpets made with Manchester wool seperated from regular Kayseri carpets and today they are considered in different category even though patterns and colors used are all same with regular Kayseri carpets. They are so soft, thin and 1 square inch contains much more knots compared to regular Kayseri rugs. These rugs are one of...

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