Balendin

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

Dimensions: 5'8" x 10'0" (174 cm x 305 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: 5'8" x 10'0" (174 cm x 305 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, faded raspberry, spiced pumpkin orange, eggplant, powder blue, rust red, honeydew green
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
  • Simple and timeless stripes
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Denizli in southwest Anatolia is known for its flatwoven kilims featuring intricate hand embroidery.

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.