Antique handmade oriental rug № 36164 Sivas, ca. 1880 Turkey 11.5 x 9.3 feet
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||Sivas, ca. 1880
|Country of Origin:
||11.5 x 9.3 ft
||floral / medallion
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Perfect condition. This piece has been dyed with vegetable dyes only.
More about the provenance Sivas, ca. 1880 | Turkey
Sivas is located in East Anatolia (Turkey). The rugs from Sivas distinguish themselves mainly through their high quality wool and very thorough weaving, which makes the Sivas one of the most valuable Anatolian rugs. CIty and region have developed their own original design creations, e.g. the very accurately drawn carnation flower.
The wool of this rug has been dyed with vegetable dyes only which became very rare in Oriental rugs. Since ca. 1850 synthetic dyes found their way into carpet production. Ever since they replaced natural vegetable dyes more and more also due to the fact that the production of vegetable dyes is very time consuming and difficult. But the "aura of genuineness" can be reached to its full extent with vegetable dyes only. Vegetable dyes are made from leaves, flowers, branches, fruits and roots. They give Oriental rugs a particularly harmonic look. In general Oriental rugs "age" better and more beautifully with vegetable dyes than with synthetic dyes plus they increase a carpet's value. Most of today's production is made with synthetic dyes which makes this rug an even more desirable piece. Unfortunately many rugs in the market are being labelled as being vegetable dyed which in many colors is simply not true which damages the reputation of the carpet industry altogether.