Berenice

Berenice

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 7'4" (123 cm x 225 cm)

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

Rug 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

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 7'4" (123 cm x 225 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, navy, pale sage gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Region of Origin

Yahyali is a town in central Anatolia near Cappadocia, and is known for rugs in primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) that feature Anatolian motifs, often including a hexagonal or diamond medallion with pendants on a red field.

Material Details

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

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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