Although the Ghiordes knot and the quirky angular designs have a certain primitive air, the rugs from Turkey are exceptionally unique and attractive. Without compromising to appeal to Western consumers, weavers here managed to create one of the country’s most desirable rug styles. The angular arabesques and ornamental medallions are not dissimilar from Persian motifs but are executed in a more rectilinear manner and woven in a unique palette that includes bold Mediterranean-influenced colors and chic pastels. Since the knot count is considerably lower than the antique rugs, antique Turkish rugs were woven with larger scale patterns. These carpets are also extremely desirable because of their lighter colors. If you are looking for an antique or vintage rug with a large-scale design and soft colors, theses should top your list!