Berneen

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

Dimensions: 3'10" x 8'9" (118 cm x 269 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 8'9" (118 cm x 269 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, navy, golden olive, pale sage gray, slate gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Region of Origin

Yahyali is a town in central Anatolia near Cappadocia, and is known for rugs in primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) that feature Anatolian motifs, often including a hexagonal or diamond medallion with pendants on a red field.

Material Details

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