Benjamin

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted in Kars, Turkey

Dimensions: 4'3" x 6'0" (131 cm x 183 cm)

All rugs have been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product Details
  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'3" x 6'0" (131 cm x 183 cm)
  • Color palette: bone beige, cantaloupe, seafoam green, navy
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to women weavers in Anatolia, interconnected medallions signify pregnancy and consequent maternity
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
  • Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
Region of Origin

Kars in the very easternmost part of Turkey near the border with the Caucasus is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. They are almost always on an all-wool foundation and coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors of cream, gray, and brown, or in pastels of pink and light blue.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.