Elfride

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

Dimensions: 6'4" x 9'3" (194 cm x 284 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: 6'4" x 9'3" (194 cm x 284 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, terracotta, teal, maroon, pale sage gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • Twin pendants flank a central medallion
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
Region of Origin

Burdur, a town in western Anatolia, is well known for its finely knotted rugs decorated with Persian motifs. Weavers from this area tend to use a slightly more modern color palette.

Material Details

Wool is the most widely used fiber in Turkish rug design. Not only is it plentiful in supply, it’s durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.