Eelke

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

Dimensions: 4'2" x 6'1" (129 cm x 187 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: 4'2" x 6'1" (129 cm x 187 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: walnut brown, taupe, moss green, seafoam green, sandstone, cream, pale sage gray, cornflower blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, the centerpiece design featuring an oversized medallion was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • 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 larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
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.