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Kayseri Prayer Carpet

Kayseri Prayer Carpet


Vintage Kayseri Carpet/Turkey (Flosh)

  • Age 40 yrs
  • Size: 1.27 x .90m (4 ft 2 in x 2 ft 11 in)
  • 'Flos' is a term used for a mercerised or brushed cotton that resembles silk 
  • Condition:excellent
  • Free International Shipping

Kayseri is a large city in Central Turkey and is considered a very important hand weaving centre for both wool on cotton carpets and pure silk carpets.The vast majority of carpet weaving is still carried out in homes, with a number of woman gathering together to combine their skills to hand knot these beautiful Ottoman designed carpets.The designs tend to be formal, with beautiful palmettes, arabesques and floral medallions.. Generally a white /cream ground colour is favoured with a more pastel palette of numerous colours. Vintage Kayseri carpets in excellent condition are difficult to find as they were a very popular carpet among the middle and upper classes in Turkey, making those that are still available very good value.

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