Driss

Driss Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'9" x 11'1" (115 cm x 340 cm)

Driss 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Wool pile on wool and cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'9" x 11'1" (115 cm x 340 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 5.1" (13 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, espresso brown, tangerine orange, cream

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Often intricate geometric patterns within a square or rectangle indicate a wedding chest or trousseau and symbolize a hope for marriage
  • Lined with a repeating set of four medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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 knotted onto a unique blend of cotton and wool where the two fibers have been twisted together into a yarn to be used form a sturdy foundation. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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