Kalle

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

Dimensions: 5'4" x 10'10" (163 cm x 331 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: 5'4" x 10'10" (163 cm x 331 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: faded raspberry, periwinkle blue, pale sage gray, slate gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Lined with a triplet of geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing 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

Konya is the former capital of the Selcuk empire from where the earliest weaving traditions can be traced. It remains an important producer of rugs in Turkey.

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.