Seraphim

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

Dimensions: 1'8" x 2'2" (52 cm x 68 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: 1'8" x 2'2" (52 cm x 68 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, graphite gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • An oversized central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Region of Origin

Konya is the former capital of the Selcuk empire from where the earliest weaving traditions can be traced. It remains an important producer of rugs in Turkey.

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.