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

Dimensions: 5'5" x 9'2" (167 cm x 280 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: 5'5" x 9'2" (167 cm x 280 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: terracotta, indigo, maroon, sandstone
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A 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
  • Twin pendants flank a central medallion
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
Region of Origin

Taspinar in south central Anatolia is known for high quality wool rugs featuring Anatolian motifs with elongated stepped hexagonal medallions and geometricized floral details.

Material Details

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