Frederik

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'4" (140 cm x 224 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: 4'7" x 7'4" (140 cm x 224 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: sandstone, salmon pink, warm vanilla beige, cornflower blue, teal
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Lined with three geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • 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
  • Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
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.