Milas , Turkey 02806
160 x 117 CM
Mid 20th century
A town of south west Anatolian .
Rug weaving may have begun in Milas early as the seventeenth century.
Design of rugs from Milas and surrounding villages include prayer rugs with a diamond-shaped mihrab derived from ottoman horseshoe-shaped mihrab.All natural dyes are paramount for the carpet to have more than just decorative value. Beyond that, various dyers had varying levels of skill and invested different lengths of time in dyeing the yarns. The “quality of color”–its radiance and level of nuance within each color–is centrally important. Certain rare colors such as Tyrian purple, saffron yellow, cochineal rose and greens add to the carpet’s value