Balas

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

Dimensions: 3'4" x 6'10" (102 cm x 210 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: 3'4" x 6'10" (102 cm x 210 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, crimson red, bone beige
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Lined with a triplet of geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • A meander, or Greek key attributed to its tooth shape, forms a continuous geometric pattern, named after the River Meander in western Turkey for its many twists and turns
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Region of Origin

Cannakkale is the modern day site of ancient Troy. Rugs from this region are distinct in their classically derived Turkish geometric designs, red wefts, and plush 100% wool texture.

Material Details

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