Tied to local tradition and full of religious meaning, Anatolian carpets are distinguished by their fidelity to ancient layouts and designs based on the combination or repetition of simple or complex geometric figures. Even floral elements, when present, are rendered in stylized forms, and human figures and animals are excluded in obedience to the orthodox rules of Sunni Muslims. The colors, numerous and lively, are always employed in the strongest tonalities, with a particular taste for sharp contrasts. The predominant colors are red, yellow, blue, and warm shades in general. Technically, all Anatolian carpets (except for certain Hereke examples) are made using the symmetrical knot. This Anatolian kork ("soft down") wool on cotton foundation carpet has thick original lustrous pile, selvages and secured ends. The stepped niches (mihrabs) that surround and define the central medallion identify the origin of this rug as Bergama in Western Anatolia. Perfect condition. Clean.
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