Assaf

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

Dimensions: 3'10" x 6'3" (118 cm x 193 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: 3'10" x 6'3" (118 cm x 193 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: dark dusty rose pink, crimson red, navy, walnut brown, cream
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like monuments, churches, temples, and ruins
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
Region of Origin

Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.

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.