Anatolian rugs

Anatolia is the Asiatic part of Turkey and carpets and rug weaving is a traditional ancient craft dating back to at least the 13th century.

Aksaray rugs

Aksaray is a city in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital district of Aksaray Province between Konya and Keyseri… read more

Aladag rugs

Aladag is a town in Turkey about 100 km north of the city of Adana, up in the mountains… read more

Anatolian kilims

Kilims are flat tapestry-woven rugs and Anatolia is one of the major sources for kilims. The educational rug photo-gallery with Anatolian kilims includes kilims from important areas, such as Konya, Malatya, Karapinar, Hotamis and more… read more

Avanos rugs

Avanos is a town and district of Nevsehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. It is located in the historic region of Cappadocia… read more

Avunya rugs

Avunya is the old name for the town Ezine.  Images in the Avunya rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors and museums… read more

Bandirma rugs

Bandirma (fomerly Panderma) is a town in Turkey on the southern shore of the Sea of Marmora, usually inmitating Ghiordes prayer rugs. .. read more

Bellini carpets

Bellini carpets are Anatolian prayer carpets first shown in paintings by Gentile Bellini.

Bergama rugs

Bergama is a city in northwestern part of Turkey with a long tradition for rug weaving. The term “Bergama rug” is often used for antique western Anatolian village rugs… read more

Cal rugs

Cal is a town in southwest Anatolia.  Images in the Cal rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors and museums… read more

Canakkale rugs

Canakkale is a town and a district in northtwest Anatolia. Images in the Canakkale rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors and museums.  

Cappadocian rugs

Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in the Nevsehir, Kayseri, Kırsehir, Aksaray, Malatya, Sivas and Nigde provinces in Turkey… read more

Central Anatolian rugs

The Central Anatolian region is a high plateau separated by mountains from the Black Sea to the Taurus mountains and from the Mediterranean regions of the south. Central Anatolia includes Aksaray, Elmadag, Kayseri, Kirsehir, Nevsehir,  Konya and Sivas… read more

Crivelli rugs

Crivelli rugs are named after the Venetian renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli… read more

Cumra rugs

Çumra is a small town situated south east of Konya… read more

Dazkiri rugs

Dazkiri is a village in south, western Anatolia. .. read more

Dobag rugs

The DOBAG Cooperative has showroom just outside Ayvacik very close to Assos, the ancient Aeolian city above the tourist resort and beautiful fishing village of Behramkale… read more

Dosemealthi rugs

Dosemealthi is a town just north of Antalya.  The Dösemealti rug educational gallery is one of the first published sections of Jozan Magazine… read more

East Anatolian rugs

East Anatolian rugs are most often made by Kurdish weavers in these eastern areas of Turkey… read more

Ezine rugs

Ezine is a town south of Canakkale in Anatolia. It was formerly named Avunya. These rugs have geometric designs… read more

Filikli rugs

Anatolian Filikli rugs are shaggy rugs made of unspun long curly hair from Angora goats.

Gelveri rugs

Gelveri is a town in the Aksaray Province and Central Anatolia region of Turkey.. read more

Ghiordes rugs

Ghiordes (Gördes) is a town in western Anatolia known for prayer rugs. This educational gallery includes Ghiordes prayer rugs from the 16th-19th centuries… read more

Hereke carpets

Hereke is a former small fisherman’s village near Istanbul and genuine Hereke Carpets and rugs are knotted in this small town. Sultan Abdulmejid I established the Royal Court Manufacture in Hereke in 1843… read more

Holbein rugs

Holbein rugs are taking their name from Hans Holbein the Younger, due to their depiction in European Renaissance paintings. Large Holbein-Design Ushak Fragment 198 x 237 cm Turkey, 16th century. (Austria Auction Company 30 May 2020)

Isiklar rugs

Isiklar is a village in the Konya region.

Isparta rugs

Isparta is a city in western Turkey. Images in the Isparta rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Kagizman rugs

Kagizman (Kağızman) is a town and district of Kars Province in the Eastern Anatolia. Images in the Kagizman rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Karakeceli rugs

Karakecili is an Anatolian tribe. Images in the Karakeceli rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Karaman rugs

Karaman is a city in south Central Anatolia, north of the Taurus Mountains 100 km south of Konya. Images in the Karaman rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Karapinar rugs

Karapinar is a town in the Konya Province in Central Anatolia. Images in the Karapinar rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Kars rugs

Kars is a city in northeastern Turkey, near the Armenian border. Images in the Kars rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Kayseri rugs

Kayseri is a large city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Most Keyseri rugs on the market are silk rugs. Images in the Kayseri rugs gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Kirsehir rugs

Kirsehir is located in Central Anatolia between Ankara and Keyseri. Images in the Kirsehir rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Konya rugs

Konya is the most important city south of Ankara in the Central Anatolia region. It is a pilgrimage destination for Sufis, focused on the founder of the Mevlana order, Jelaleddin Rumi. Konya rugs are also some of the most important rugs of the Central Anatolia. Many of the rugs labelled … read more

Kozak rugs

Kozak rugs are made in the northwestern part of Anatolia. Images in the Kozak rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Kula rugs

Kula is a town in the Aegean region of western Anatolia. Kula is located south of Demirci. The eductional gallery with Kula rugs inculdes examples of Kula prayer rugs from the 18th-19th century… read more

Kum Kapi rugs

Kum Kapi (Kumkapı) is a quarter in Fatih district of Istanbul and is located along the northern shore of Marmara Sea. Kum Kapi was a center for the Armenian community and famous for the Armenian weavers silk and metallic thread rugs… read more

Ladik rugs

Several towns in Anatolia are named Ladik. The town famous for rug weaving is located in Central Anatolia northwest of Konya. This eductaional gallery includes Ladik prayer rugs from the 17th-19th centuries… read more

Lotto rugs

Lotto rugs and carpets were produced primarily during the 16th and 17th centuries along the Aegean coast of Anatolia. The name “Lotto rug” refers to depictions with this pattern in paintings by the 16th-century Venetian painter Lorenzo Lotto… read more

Malatya rugs

Malatya is a town in Central-Eastern Anatolia and center for collecting rugs and kilims from the area… read more

Megri rugs

Megri (Makri), now Fethiye, is a city in the Mugla Province in the Aegean Region… read more

Melas rugs

Melas (Milas) is an ancient city in the Muğla Province in southwestern Anatolia. Melas has been a collecting point for rugs produced in the surrounding villages… read more

Memling rugs

Memling rugs are named after Hans Memling, who painted several examples of carpets in the last quarter of the fifteenth century… read more

Mucur rugs

Mucur is a town in the Kırshehir Province in the Central Anatolia. Images in the Mucur (Mudjur) rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Nigde rugs

Nigde is a town in the south central Anatolia. The town is a collection point for rugs and kilims from the surrounding areas… read more

Ottoman court carpets

Ottoman court carpets, produced under the earlier Ottoman sultans of Turkey, are extremely fine carpets with wool pile on a foundation of silk or wool. These court rugs used the Iranian Senna knot, in order to create very fine and detailed designs… read more

Panderma rugs

Panderma (now Bandirma) is town in Turkey on the southern shore of the Sea of Marmora. Images in the Panderma rugs gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.  

Sarkisla rugs

Sarkisla is a town in the Eastern Central Anatolian Sivas Province.

Seljuk carpets

The Seljuks ruled Central Asia and the Middle East from the 11th to 13th centuries. Only a few carpets and fragments from the Anatolian Seljuk period have survived… read more

Sivas rugs

Sivas is a city in north central Anatolia. Images in the Sivas rug gallery are published with permission from auction houses, dealers, collectors or museums.

Smyrna rugs

Smyrna (now Izmir) was a collection center for carpets to be exported to the west.

Tashkale rugs

Tashkale is a village located in the Karaman province in south central Anatolia.

Taspinar rugs

Taspinar is a village in Aksaray Province, Central Anatolia. Taspinar rugs have often prodominantly blue and red fields… read more

Transylvanian rugs

Transylvanian rugs are 17th-18th centuries Anatolian rugs found in protestant churches in the Romanian and Hungarian part of Transylvania… read more

Urgup rugs

Urgup is a town in Nevsehir Province in the historical region of Cappadocia.

Ushak rugs

Ushak (Oushak) is a town in west central Anatolia. Ushak rugs have been woven in Ushak since the 15th century… read more

West Anatolian rugs

The label West Anatolian rug is often used for rugs from the Bergama district. West Anatolia includes Bergama, Ghiordes, Ushak and far more towns and villages… read more

Yagcibedir rugs

The Yagcibedir rugs are produced by the Yayci Yoruks tribes living around Balikesir. The colors of Yagcibedir rugs are limited to red, indigo blue and white… read more

Yahyali rugs

Yahyali is a town in Kayseri Province south of Kayseri and east of Nigde… read more

Yastiks

A Turkish yastik is a small rug or bag for sitting against or leaning against. It can also be a cover… read more

Yatak

An Yatak is an Anatolian shaggy pile rug and sleeping mat… read more

Yesilhisar rugs

Yesilhisar is a town between Nigde and Keyseri in Cental Anatolia… read more

Yoruk rugs

The Yoruks were pastoral nomads living in the mountains of Anatolia but now many have settled… read more

Yuncu rugs

Yuncu is a nomadic tribe from the northwest Anatolia near Balikesir… read more

Yuntdag rugs

Yuntdag is a mountain area south of Bergama and Yuntdag rugs are made in the villages of this area… read more

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