Juliette

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 5'9" (130 cm x 176 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% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 4'3" x 5'9" (130 cm x 176 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, seafoam green, tangerine orange, periwinkle blue, mustard yellow
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
  • 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

Cankiri (historically called Gangra) in central Turkey near the Black Sea is known for its fine kilim production.

Material Details

Kork wool is shorn from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because these areas are more protected from the environment, the resulting wool has a much higher lanolin content and feels softer in texture and has a greater luster and sheen.