Alexane

Alexane Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 12'5" (124 cm x 380 cm)

Alexane has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product Type:
  • Antique Washed

    Antique washed rugs are vintage pieces with a neutral palette achieved through a tea wash treatment.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Orange
Color Palette:
  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 12'5" (124 cm x 380 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: tan, walnut brown, ash brown gray, terracotta, sandstone
  • Gently faded for a neutral tea-washed palette

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of five medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

Material Details

Wool is the most widely used fiber in Turkish rug design. Not only is it plentiful in supply, it’s durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. This wool pile is knotted onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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