Asia

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

Dimensions: 9'1" x 13'3" (278 cm x 406 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: 9'1" x 13'3" (278 cm x 406 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, teal, dusty rose pink
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Burdur is a town in western Anatolia known for finely-knotted rugs with Persian motifs. Weavers in the town use a slightly more modern color palette.

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.