Assem

Assem Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Mut, Turkey

Dimensions: 5'10" x 9'6" (180 cm x 290 cm)

Assem has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Magenta

    A neon blue-pink, also known as hot pink

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat hair with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 5'10" x 9'6" (180 cm x 290 cm)
  • Color palette: espresso brown, magenta, moss green, coral, periwinkle blue, cornflower blue, cream, salmon pink

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Region of Origin

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for its hardy and tribal goat hair based flatweave kilims embroidered in intricate geometric patterns.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. Typically in kilims, goat hair is woven into a durable flatweave rug, then intricate designs are carefully hand-embroidered using wool yarn.

How to Style This Rug

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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