Aristeia

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 8'2" (130 cm x 249 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: 4'3" x 8'2" (130 cm x 249 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, faded raspberry, cantaloupe, tangerine orange, slate gray, graphite gray, mustard yellow
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A star motif represents productivity
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
Region of Origin

Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.

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.