About Turkish Carpets and Kilims

Even though the need for carpet weaving was born as a result, the latter developed and became enriched and became a social and artistic identity. The earliest known solid state of the world is found in archaeological excavations in Central Asia with 'Pazirik Kurganları'. The carpet in the grave belonging to Hun Turks is also very important in terms of being the world's oldest knotted carpet. The first important works of Anatolian carpet art were woven in Konya, Beysehir, Aksaray and Sivas during the period of "Anatolian Seljuks" in the 13th and 14th centuries. This period, which is touched by the most magnificent carpets of the time, was also considered as the first bright period of carpet art in the world.

The most important feature that gives artistic identity to the 'Anatolian Seljuks', which are quite dazzling in terms of color and design, is the large border and small letter. Beside this, the rosettes, octagonal stars and motifs that make up the floor are arranged side by side and top-to-bottom so as to express infinity. It is generally applied with geometrical forms of vegetal origin and "Gördes (Turk) knot", which is the same color as the story, and harmoniously applied different tones together. The woolen yarns of the carpets, which are woven in warp and weft colors, are painted with natural dyes derived from the plant roots. Blue and red are often used as well as yellow and green with the main color being present.

The carpet is a gift from the Turkish people to world civilization. The knotted rug, the earliest samples of which have been found in Central Asia where the Turks used to live, is an art form discovered, developed and presented to the world by the Turks. In order to protect themselves from the cold of the Central Asian steppes, where they used to live, the Turks invented the carpet using lamb s wool which was abundant. Turks have taken this art form with them and spread it wherever they have traveled.