Augustina

Augustina Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'4" x 7'10" (164 cm x 240 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'4" x 7'10" (164 cm x 240 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, periwinkle blue, powder blue, bone beige, pale sage gray, sandstone

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Lined with a repeating set of five medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • 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 classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
  • Repeating knots are symmetrically arranged like overlapping flower petals
Region of Origin

Balikesir is a western Anatolian town known for nomadic Yoruk rugs. These tend to feature stepped hexagonal patterns and a maze-like pattern of latch-hook motifs.

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.

How to Style This Rug

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

Living Room

Bedroom

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