Amazing Antique Ghiordes Rug

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3'5" x 5'5" - 104cm x 165cm
Late 19th century
Wool pile, wool warp & weft
The most decorative Ghiordes rug. The Ghiordes captured the hearts of European collectors in the 1700s. Ture s, highly decorative spandrel and gorgeous monochromatic fields. These stunning rugs are typically made from the highest quality wool. This construction technique produces beautiful and extremely durable rugs. The grand room-sized carpets of Ghiordes include a marvelous variety of angular medallions, graceful curvilinear arabesques and repeating motifs. In general, antique Turkish carpets from the area tend to favor botanical motifs and florals rather than the angular symbols that are depicted in some Turkish rugs. Strong colors, vibrant red backgrounds and soft pastels reminiscent of Oushak rugs are featured prominently in larger area rugs and Ghiordes' highly prized room-sized carpets. The Classic style and the rich colors of antique Ghiordes rugs have earned them a place in modern interiors and in the best collections.