Aretha

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

Dimensions: 9'7" x 13'0" (294 cm x 398 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: 9'7" x 13'0" (294 cm x 398 cm)
  • Color palette: dusty rose pink, warm vanilla beige, teal, royal blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Linear motifs intersect to form a grid of geometric repeating patterns
  • An interplay of repeating medallions fill out the field
  • A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Isparta in southwest Turkey is considered one of the major rug production centers in Turkey. Turkish motifs and floral designs are common in Isparta rugs.

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.