Laverna

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

Dimensions: 3'4" x 5'10" (103 cm x 179 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: 3'4" x 5'10" (103 cm x 179 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, emerald green, periwinkle blue, camel
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 hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
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.