Ballas

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

Dimensions: 5'11" x 8'5" (182 cm x 257 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: 5'11" x 8'5" (182 cm x 257 cm)
  • Color palette: eggplant, navy, moss green
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Bergama is one of the most important and well known ancient weaving centers in Turkey. Bergama rugs are characterized by geometricized floral motifs that suggest Caucasian roots.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.