Leonela

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

Dimensions: 3'0" x 9'6" (93 cm x 292 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: 3'0" x 9'6" (93 cm x 292 cm)
  • Color palette: bone beige, navy, maroon, coral, walnut brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • 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
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • 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

Aydin is a town in western Anatolia known for its kilims, which are commonly woven in three panels joined together to form a larger rug.

Material Details

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