Banushi

Banushi Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'5" x 11'4" (105 cm x 346 cm)

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

Product Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Puce Brown

    A light-to-medium brown, with reddish-purplish undertones

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Magenta

    A neon blue-pink, also known as hot pink

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'5" x 11'4" (105 cm x 346 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, puce brown, warm vanilla beige, magenta, slate gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of five medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Repeating knots are symmetrically arranged like overlapping flower petals
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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. This wool pile is knotted onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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