Bernhardin

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

Dimensions: 3'6" x 10'9" (107 cm x 330 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: 3'6" x 10'9" (107 cm x 330 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, prussian blue, indigo, camel, seafoam green, coral
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Lined with geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • 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 hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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.