Akil

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

Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'0" (190 cm x 275 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: 6'2" x 9'0" (190 cm x 275 cm)
  • Color palette: seafoam green, rose quartz, navy
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
Region of Origin

Ladik in central Anatolia is one of the oldest carpetmaking areas in Turkey. Carpets coming from this town have a much tighter weave and higher knot count than other rugs and are recognized for their finely woven Persian floral designs.

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.