For many people the Ladik Prayer rug became the quintessential Turkish Rug.
Ladik Rugs From Tattersall & Kendrick
Ladik Rugs (named from Laodicea) often have the warp and weft dyed the predominant color of the pile. The ends have a fairly wide red web, often striped with other colours, ending in fringes. The colours are chiefly red and blue, but with fairly large quantities of other hues, and they are used in larger masses than in Ghiordes rugs. They are mostly bright, but sometimes a rich but quieter color-effect is found. The arch of prayer-rugs has three points, and there is a wide cross-panel above or below the niche, containing tall, upright tulips. A typical border-stripe is one with large rosettes alternating with sprays of three blossoms. The other rugs, which are not common, have various patterns, in which long hexagonal panels and stars are favorite devices.
Title Hand-woven carpets, Oriental and European
Volume 1 of Hand-woven Carpets, Oriental & European, Albert Frank Kendrick
Authors Albert Frank Kendrick, Creassey Edward Cecil Tattersall
Publisher Scribner, 1922
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