Lyra

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

Dimensions: 1'7" x 1'7" (49 cm x 49 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: 1'7" x 1'7" (49 cm x 49 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: mustard yellow, navy, emerald green
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
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • 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.