Rushkin

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

Dimensions: 1'7" x 3'9" (50 cm x 116 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: 1'7" x 3'9" (50 cm x 116 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: coral, cornflower blue, charcoal
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • An oversized central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
Region of Origin

Sivas in northern Anatolia is known for kilims with rectangular medallions.

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.