Sivas Traditional Area Rugk
Antique Sivas rugs were created to appeal to western consumers, and this is a goal that they accomplished very well. Originally, early Sivas rugs were typically smaller area rugs, but as the industry evolved, oversized room-sized carpets were also created. Some of the oldest rugs feature traditional Turkish motifs and rectilinear patterns that are chock full of symbols, but these are among the rarest regional designs. Local weavers put their own traditions aside and used Persian designs to secure a reliable livelihood. The antique Turko-Persian rugs created in Sivas are exceptionally attractive. They feature soft, elegant colors and classical Persian motifs that will always have a high level of decorative appeal.