Gedalia

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

Dimensions: 6'2" x 8'6" (188 cm x 261 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: 6'2" x 8'6" (188 cm x 261 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, prussian blue, graphite gray, eggplant, pale sage gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, the centerpiece design featuring an oversized medallion was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A simple, open field pops in contrast with the rug’s more complex borders
  • 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
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • Repeating knots are symmetrically arranged like overlapping flower petals
Region of Origin

Karapinar of eastern Turkey is well known for its geometric designs (similar to those from the Caucasus region) featuring oversized medallions and corner pieces—usually constructed from 100% wool in a runner-style format.

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.