Franka

Franka

Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Siirt, Turkey

Dimensions: 4'0" x 5'6" (123 cm x 170 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% brushed goat hair
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 5'6" (123 cm x 170 cm)
  • Color palette: espresso brown, graphite gray, warm vanilla beige

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
Region of Origin

Siirt, in southeastern Turkey, is well known for lightweight, flatwoven kilims made from goat hair in shades of black, white, gray, and tan. These one-of-a-kind kilims feature a lustrous pile achieved by brushing the front-facing surface of the rug to tease up longer fibers.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. In a Siirt kilim, the goat hair is first flatwoven then brushed repeatedly to tease out a textured pile, imitating the furry hide of an animal pelt.

How to Style This Rug

Add an accent with petite rugs up to 3’ x 5’.

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Bath

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