Bertold

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'5" (142 cm x 227 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: 4'7" x 7'5" (142 cm x 227 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: evergreen, sandstone, powder blue, cornflower blue, seafoam green, faded raspberry, navy
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Originally designed for French nobility, these floral motifs hail from the town of Aubusson in central France
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • A simple, open field pops in contrast with the rug’s more complex borders
  • A sickle-leaf motif with highly detailed and serrated leaves displays the meticulous craftsmanship and skill of the weaver
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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 woven 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.