Berendien

Berendien Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'1" x 8'3" (126 cm x 253 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Antique Washed

    Antique washed rugs are vintage pieces with a neutral palette achieved through a tea wash treatment.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Puce Brown

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

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'1" x 8'3" (126 cm x 253 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: sandstone, slate gray, periwinkle blue, cantaloupe, puce brown, pale sage gray
  • Gently faded for a neutral tea-washed palette

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure (sometimes with a child in her womb)—symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.

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

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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