Julien

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 5'6" (124 cm x 170 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 pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 5'6" (124 cm x 170 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: warm vanilla beige, salmon pink, terracotta, periwinkle blue, mustard yellow
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A geometric, stylized arch that symbolizes a gateway to paradise
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Gordes in Western Turkey has been an important center for weaving for centuries. It is also the town for which the Turkish knot, also known as the Gordes knot, is named.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. A cotton foundation is also a popular choice, used to tie the wool knots onto. Cotton is rigid and strong, providing a firm foundation that stands the test of time.