Courtenay

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

Dimensions: 4'11" x 10'11" (150 cm x 335 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
  • Dimensions: 4'11" x 10'11" (150 cm x 335 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, coral, lavender, slate gray, warm vanilla beige
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
Region of Origin

Usak in inner west Anatolia is known for carpets that mark the rise of what scholars refer to as the Turkish carpet design revolution. This revolution refers to the transition from highly geometric designs to curvilinear designs seen in Persian carpets that closely resemble motifs in Ottoman architecture and art.

Material Details

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