Evelien

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

Dimensions: 8'0" x 11'3" (245 cm x 343 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 pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 8'0" x 11'3" (245 cm x 343 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, taupe, seafoam green
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • Twin pendants flank a central medallion
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Gordes in western Turkey has been a major center for weaving for thousands of years. It’s also the town for which the traditional Turkish knot, called the Gordes knot, is named.

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 woven 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.