Basir Vintage Turkish Rug

$1,212

Basir Vintage Turkish Rug – Kazak

Size – 3.5 x 5.2

Quality – Vintage, Beautiful, Turkish, Handmade

Vintage – 1880’s to early 1900’s

“Basir” as we have named it is a very special rug. We don’t come across many pieces that we have a hard time not wanting to keep and this one is especially great for any collection. We pride ourselves on quality and this vintage turkish rug is one of the best we have come across recently.

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Description

Basir Vintage Turkish Rug – Kazak

Size – 3.5 x 5.2

Quality – Vintage, Beautiful, Turkish, Handmade

Vintage – late 1880s to very early 1900’s

“Basir” as we have named it is a very special rug. We don’t come across many pieces that we have a hard time not wanting to keep and this one is especially great for any collection. We pride ourselves on quality and this vintage turkish rug is one of the best we have come across recently.

We suspect that it’s from Kars which is now part of Turkey but when this rug was made it was held by the Russian government from about 1880 to about the end of World War I. That area had a lot of Armenian history to it and when the Russians liberated Kars from the Turks many Armenians moved back into their ancestral homes. There’s a large amount of black and black is a very rare color except in Kars Kazaks. Kazak it’s a trade term or a dealer’s term for the rugs made during the Russian period in Eastern Turkey.

We will let you in on one of the secrets of the Kars rugs. Russia was not at a friendly place with England. They were rivals on the world stage. Before European companies started mass producing synthetic indigo all the blue colors came from natural indigo which primarily came from British India. To get the blue grounds like they made in Armenia they would have to trade with the English. I believe the English block trade to Russian occupied Eastern Turkey so consequently they don’t use a lot of blue. You see some blue but not a lot – instead what you see is black, So you look at the rest of the rug and the dyes are good they’re very pretty dyes. It’s a well done piece with black where it should be blue and that points to Armenian producers in Eastern Turkey during the Russian occupation. 

Shipping included on all rug purchases.