Deste

Deste Vintage Oriental Rug

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Description

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

Dimensions: 4'9" x 9'2" (147 cm x 280 cm)

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

Product 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

Main Color:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Puce Brown

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

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 9'2" (147 cm x 280 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, puce brown, lavender, pale sage gray, bone beige

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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.

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