Lot 5029

Antique Turkish Yuruk Carpet 7 ft x 5 ft (2.13 m x 1.52 m)

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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Antique Turkish Yuruk Carpet, Origin: Turkey, Circa: 1860

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Yuruk rugs boast among the more intriguing histories of any antique rug style. “Yuruk” in Turkish means “nomad,” and Yuruk rugs and carpets are among the finest example of art generated by this fascinating culture. Characterized by bright colors, tribal symbols, and a flair for geometric experimentation, Yuruk rugs are immediately recognizable, and are valued for their distinct appearance.

This beautiful Yuruk is more than one hundred an fifty years old, making it a living testament to the artistry of the nomadic Turks who wove it. A field of concentric squares of alternating, contrasting colors composes the field of this handsome antique rug. A similarly fanciful, colorful border of geometric shapes form the border, framing the energy that practically radiates from the dancing field. Crafted with an attention to detail as well as with an adherence to ancient cultural aesthetics, this gorgeous Yuruk carpet from Turkey is an exceptional example of a fabulous style.

This magnificent Yuruk rug is one of those special antique rugs where design and color come together to create a piece that is grand and elegant. The rich color and simple design reflect the artistry that made the tribal antique Turkish Yuruk rugs famous. This tribal rug has an all-over pattern, but if you look closely, you will see that the weaver sometimes tucked a few ancient tribal symbols into the design which give the piece a unique character.

The antique Turkish rugs from Yuruk have been favorites among designers and rug collectors because of their bright colors and almost endless array of designs. These magnificent rugs have a primitive, tribal feel, and their beauty comes not from their complexity, but rather from their simplicity. Each one is a unique piece of artwork and a reflection of the artistry and self-expression of the weaver.

This rug is the perfect size for placing in front of a sofa or to serve as the foundation of a formal dining room. It gives the room an elegant feel with its geometric qualities. The garden theme gives it a garden aesthetic that will bring the colors and brilliance of the summer garden to your indoor space.

The design of this rug could lend itself well to a more formal space or a cozier one for relaxing. You could pair it with classic or traditional furniture, or you could add in a few overstuffed modern pieces. It would make a beautiful foundation for a room of fine wood-grained antiques, or you could add a few modern elements for a retro feel. The beauty of this design is that it is only limited by your imagination.

This antique Turkish Yuruk rug is versatile enough to complement any room of the home from the living room to the bedroom. Yuruk carpets are known for their soft, lustrous wool that reflects the light and makes the room feel open and airy. This Turkish rug is a statement piece that is the perfect foundation for creating your restful sanctuary away from the world.


Overall very good condition. The pile is low and even with minor areas of re-piling in browns and navy blues. The two ends are original and complete and secured. The sides are original and secured. This rug is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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