This Bergama rug was handwoven during the late 19th century in Western Anatolia.
It features a variety of navy latch hooked cartouches in the center and geometric polygons around the perimeter against a rich red backdrop. The polygons are filled with classic tulips rendered at 45-degree angles. The rug can be read two ways with interlocking diamonds forming in the red negative space. The whole is framed by a main border of geometric meanders in navy, ivory, and apricot on a red ground. In addition to the reds, blues, apricot, and ivory there is the subtle addition of a desirable aubergine only visible in the minor borders. This type is quite collectible with iconography influenced by both classical Turkish as well as Caucasian design.
In good condition, worn to the foundation in multiple places but has been reinforced and is structurally sound