Balasi

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

Dimensions: 5'6" x 9'5" (170 cm x 288 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!
  • Goat and cotton blend with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 5'6" x 9'5" (170 cm x 288 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, faded raspberry, goldenrod yellow, cornflower blue, seafoam green, magenta, walnut brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • An archetypal eight-pointed star that symbolizes balance and harmony
Region of Origin

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for nomadic goat hair kilims with geometric designs hand embroidered in wool yarn.

Material Details

Goat hair and wool each have properties favorable to creating a durable frame. Cotton is rigid and strong and does not warp easily over time. Goat hair, which is also a naturally durable fiber, has long, bristly strands that create texture throughout the kilim. Finally, because wool takes dye very well, all embroidery is done with vegetable-dyed wool yarn for decorative effect.