Kayseri Floss, circa 1950

4'3" x 3'

Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'

Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
Kayseri Floss, circa 1950: 4'3" x 3'
NameKayseri Floss, circa 1950
Size in feet4'3" x 3'
Size in meters1.31 x 0.91
Pile (Fiber & Yarns Used)100% Pure Wool
Type of fabricationHand-knotted with Ghiordes knots (symmetrical)
Country Made InTurkey
Design OriginAnatolian
ConditionExcellent, pre-owned semi-antique, one of a kind
Carpet IDV1812272
CUSTOM SIZES AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER
PLEASE CONTACT US Sizes are approximate. Photographs are not necessarily exact for color.
New rugs are of the highest quality in their category and are handpicked overseas by the Bashir family.

Overview

This fine Turkish carpet derives its name from the central Turkish town of Kayseri. The town has been famous as a carpet making center for centuries. This particular piece is known as a Kayseri Floss. It features silk looking yarn in a bright blue field colour. This type of carpet has found favour with Europeans with its attractive designs. They look very much like silk carpets to foreigners.

Chemical dyes have been used, because the yarn (floss) can only be dyed with chemicals. Cotton is used as warp and weft and floss is used for the knots. This type of carpets is considered to be among the masterpieces of Kayseri. As such, it is sought out by dealers to sell to the foreign trade.

About Antique Carpets

Older carpets (antique or vintage) are rugs that date back to the last 100 years. Rugs that are 50 to 99 years of age are referred to as semi-antiques.

They are typically crafted with hand-spun wool and eco-friendly organic dyes, which have a luminous surface, providing an illusion of depth. They have a wonderful patina and character which cannot be usually captured in a newer piece. Each antique carpet is different, as they are found in every type of home and add warmth to pristine and minimalist spaces.

Oriental & Persian carpet designs began to change at the turn of the 20th century, as Western influence expanded across the Middle East. At the time, the native cultural designs began to lose their authenticity because their ability to maintain traditional designs diminished. As the Industrial Revolution came about, preserving traditional master craft techniques became more of a challenge.

Tips for Collectors
  • Antique rugs are made of natural fibers such as, wool, cotton and silk. New rugs are made from a variety of fibers including synthetic and natural fibers such as, mercerized cotton, faux silk often called "Art Silk", silk blends and artificial fibers such as, olefin.
  • If the rug has signs of wear but still appears to be vibrant, this is an indication of a genuine antique carpet.
  • For insurance purposes, you should always obtain a Certificate of Authenticity from the dealer, which should include the size, origin, age, style, materials, knot density, condition and estimated retail value.
  • An authentic Oriental rug will not have a brand name associated with it and it will not be hand-tufted.

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