Karoline

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

Dimensions: 3'8" x 6'0" (114 cm x 183 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: 3'8" x 6'0" (114 cm x 183 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: silvery gray, graphite gray, coral, navy
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
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.