Asaph

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

Dimensions: 3'10" x 12'6" (117 cm x 382 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: 3'10" x 12'6" (117 cm x 382 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: fiery orange, warm vanilla beige, teal
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
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. This wool pile is knotted onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.