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Turkish Rug
Turkish Rug - Istanbul City Guide
In Turkey, rugs are major decorative and functional elements that bring beauty to a home or an office. Turks weave the most durable rugs in the world because of the double knotting technique that they use. According to materials used, rugs are classified as wool on wool, wool on cotton, cotton on cotton and silk on silk. Central Asia where Turks were living was a location for the first rug-weaving centre so Turks are the first carpet weavers on the world. The oldest example recorded in the world named as “Pazirik rug” was weaved by Turkish Nomads and it is exhibited in the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum in the Russia.

Turks use 2 different dyeing techniques, first is vegetable dyes other is chemical dyes. Natural dyed rugs are much more preferred. Vegetable dyes obtain from different type of plants. Turkey has a large variety of plants available for dyeing purposes.

Turkish rugs have geometrical or floral designs and all they have different meanings. In Turkey every region and every period has its own special design. None of the carpets are created random; each represents the origins and the culture of a society, this is the reason why the rug can be considered a cultural item in Turkey.


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