Galiya

Galiya Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'10" x 12'5" (118 cm x 380 cm)

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

Product Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Orange
Color Palette:
  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Midnight Blue

    A deep blue, almost black

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'10" x 12'5" (118 cm x 380 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: spiced pumpkin orange, terracotta, sandstone, ash brown gray, midnight blue

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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