Design Name: Panderma Prayer Rug
Pile Material: Natural Wool
condition: Perfect Condition
Size: 3'11” X 5’11”
Made in: Turkey
Panderma rug, any of several types of floor coverings handwoven at Panderma, a town in Turkey on the southern shore of the Sea of Marmora, usually have prayer-rug designs. Panderma is now called Bandirma and is located in the Marmara region of Turkey. The Bandirma workshops, therefore formerly Panderma, were partially closed just before the Second World War. We can therefore admire these wonderful pieces in subtle tones only in museums or private collections.
These very fine rugs are usually presented in prayer rugs with a solid mihrab in the center in delicate shades of old rose, pistachio, pale blue or ivory, the color of our model.
A wide board from which the slightly serrated Mihrab (niche) comes out, is covered with stylized, old rose eyelets, placed in a very geometric way, just like the whole of this piece. Above and below a tree of life, dotted with red flowers.
A wide border punctuated by large apple flowers, interspersed with what can be a decoration of ram's heads in a geometrically bold design and very difficult to interpret as the shape is stylized.
The mihrah, presents within it two graceful columns, as well as the lamp, represented in a bouquet of flowers. Many small geranium flowers, a symbol used by Turkish knotters, punctuate the interior of the mihrab.
Panderma variations are usually more exuberant in their draftsmanship than other regions versions, with overlaboration of some areas, such as the sides of the prayer-niche design, and a differing colour range, including pastel shades and opaline effects. Turkish Rugs are a major component of the carpet weaving traditions in the Middle East. They are among the rugs with the most diversity, both with respect to the type of weave, quality and density of knots, variation in designs, and the type of make. It was largely the Turkish people and related groups from Central Asia who introduced the knotted pile carpet to the Islamic world. While most antique Persian rugs are fine and intricate, the antique Turkish rugs are extremely desirable by interior decorators. Since many of the antique rugs from Turkey boast larger scale design patterns that are usually also set against softer colors, they do have a very decorative appeal. The early Turkish rugs are also some of the most collectible rugs in todays market due to their more primitive designs and the fact that not many were produced. The history of Turkish rugs and weavings is as complex as it is ancient. The production of fine rugs and carpets is a practice that dates back millennia. Standing at the crossroads of the great civilizations of the east and west, Turkey has long acted as a natural go-between for European traders seeking to trade in exotic goods, as well as Persian traders seeking to do business with those in the west.
This old Panderma prayer rug has amazing natural dyes and is just shining. Stunning colors and a great choice for collectors and display.
*Note: Photos taken under natural light and are part of the description as they reflect the true condition of the rug.
All of our hand-knotted rugs are professionally washed and treated. All rugs are individually inspected before leaving our warehouse.
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