Floral "Ghiordes" are rug with classy black and gold colors
Circa 1910's Beautiful Ghiordes rug.
Ghiordes carpets are made to be given as presents to foreign diplomats during the late era of Ottoman empire and this rug is one of the survivors of those limited produced special carpets.
Ghiordes is a town and district of Manisa province in the Aegean region of Turkey. The importance of Ghiordes town is that it is one of the locations in Anatolia which has the oldest rug weaving tradition. It is so old and important in rug weaving history that general "Turkish knot" term which is double knotting technique used to produce pile rugs also called as "Ghiordes knot" after the name of Ghiordes town.
This rug is not only special because of its purpose of production or its age but it is also special because of its wonderful floral patterns and colors.
condition of the rug is very good despite it's age.