Alfino

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

Dimensions: 5'5" x 7'9" (166 cm x 238 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: 5'5" x 7'9" (166 cm x 238 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: graphite gray, silvery gray, puce brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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 woven 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.