Collette

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Mut, Turkey

Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'10" (188 cm x 301 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 goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'2" x 9'10" (188 cm x 301 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, walnut brown, rust red, spiced pumpkin orange, dusty rose pink, periwinkle blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • An interplay of repeating medallions fill out the field
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
Region of Origin

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for nomadic goat hair kilims with geometric designs hand embroidered in wool yarn.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. The foundation that the wool pile is woven onto is made of the long fibers of mountain-dwelling goats and their hardy, durable goat's hair wool.