Ernestino

Ernestino Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'2" x 8'11" (190 cm x 272 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Overdyed

    Selected for their patterns, overdyed vintage rugs retain their original visual structure and are dyed to brighter, monotone palette.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Yellow
Color Palette:
  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

  • Yellow Ochre

    A deep, earthy yellow with brown undertones

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'2" x 8'11" (190 cm x 272 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: mustard yellow, yellow ochre, espresso brown
  • Redyed using lab-tested azo-free dyes

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • A meander pattern (also known as a Greek key design) forms a continuous border of geometric spirals or hooks—named after the River Meander in western Turkey for its several twists and turns
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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 cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. 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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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