Barthelemy

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

Dimensions: 5'0" x 8'0" (154 cm x 244 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: 5'0" x 8'0" (154 cm x 244 cm)
  • Color palette: spiced pumpkin orange, bone beige, seafoam 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
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
Region of Origin

Milas is the center of weaving in Western Turkey and its rugs often feature graphically arresting geometric patterns.

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.