Unique Floral Village Rug - Turkey

$220.00Price

Vintage Yesilover Carpet / Turkey

Size: 94 x 60 cm ( 3.ft x 2. ft )

100% pure wool

lAge : 50 yrs /Unique Dowry Carpet

100% handmade

The pastoral Anatolian village of Yesilover sits on the arid central Anatolian plateau about 30 km from Aksaray.  Lıttle documentation exists about Yesilover carpets but it is believed that when Toros nomads were forced to settle in villages they used their nomadic skills  to make carpets that used a mixture of designs gathered from the surrounding areas. Carpets can display rose motifs and elongated medallions that are very similar to those used in Taspinar, but also unusually designs that are extremely similar to Star Kazak Carpets from the Caucasus regularly appear in Yesilover carpets .Why designs from so far afield should appear just in this specific group of carpets is yet to be fully researched.

 Sizes tend to be long ‘divan’ styles or smaller ‘yastik’ ( long pillow sizes).Wool is lustrous and generally handspun with a high pi,le and soft handle to the carpets .Knotting is ofa  medium density .

However the most distinguishing characteristic of Yesilover carpets is their unusual and rare colour palette of greens and purples combined with a deeper camel tone.. This palette exists in this particular configuration in no other Turkish carpet and therefore sets these carpets apart from any other in Central Anatolia.

It is believed that weaving in this village stopped around 40 + years ago and as such no new production exists today.  

What People Say - 

 

Fabulous Collection

One of the most fascinating,entertaining and educational carpet experiences I've ever had.Ruth has a fabulous collection of rugs and kilims and it's clear that she loves them all. She knows the story behind each one and enthusiastically shares the background about the weaver and the meaning of the work.

Ruth is very welcoming and there was never any pressure to buy.

I did take home a couple of lovely pieces and I will definitely return.  I highly recommend her shop ! 
 

- Laura F. Nov 2017.”​

 

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