Good Melez or Melhaz rugs are now difficult to obtain, and they increase in price every year. This name is given to the rugs made in the vicinity of the city of Melhaz, a town of Asia Minor on the coast nearly opposite the Island of Rhodes. In the old rugs like the one in the illustration a perfect harmony of colouring exists, a rich brownish red in the centre and greenish shades in the border design. An occasional touch of lavender is also present. In the softest tones of red, canary yellow, greens,and lavender.