Annaliese

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

Dimensions: 2'6" x 12'6" (77 cm x 382 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
  • Dimensions: 2'6" x 12'6" (77 cm x 382 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: dusty rose pink, cantaloupe, seafoam green, bone beige, cornflower blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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.