Belarmina

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

Dimensions: 5'2" x 7'8" (159 cm x 235 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% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 5'2" x 7'8" (159 cm x 235 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, slate gray, bone beige, charcoal, taupe
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like monuments, churches, temples, and ruins
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Lined with three geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
Region of Origin

Yahyali, a town near Cappadocia in central Anatolia, is known for rugs woven with primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) featuring Anatolian motifs. These often include a hexagonal or diamond-shaped medallion with pendants on a red field.

Material Details

Kork wool comes from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because both areas are slightly more protected from the elements, this wool has a higher lanolin content and a much softer handfeel—leaving behind a rich, silky luster.