Aurelindo

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

Dimensions: 3'6" x 6'10" (108 cm x 210 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
  • Dimensions: 3'6" x 6'10" (108 cm x 210 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rich amethyst, faded raspberry, navy, golden olive, tan, evergreen, periwinkle blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • Scalloped edges add a touch of semi-retro and semi-feminine flavor
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Yahyali, a town near Cappadocia in central Anatolia, is known for rugs woven with primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) featuring Anatolian motifs. These often include a hexagonal or diamond-shaped medallion with pendants on a red field.

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.