Courtland

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Van, Turkey

Dimensions: 4'11" x 7'4" (151 cm x 225 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: 4'11" x 7'4" (151 cm x 225 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, prussian blue, terracotta, puce brown, bone beige
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • A chevron motif combines zigzags into a stripe layout
  • An interplay of repeating medallions fill out the field
  • Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure sometimes depicted with a child in her womb, symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
Region of Origin

Van in eastern Turkey is known for its dark, earth-toned kilims with stylized floral motifs, animal figures, and simple borders. Rugs from Van are woven by nomadic Kurdish tribes who dwell in the area.

Material Details

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