Lajos

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

Dimensions: 3'9" x 11'9" (115 cm x 360 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: 3'9" x 11'9" (115 cm x 360 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rich amethyst, charcoal, teal
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
  • 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

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

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.