Gelareh

Gelareh Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'11" x 5'9" (121 cm x 176 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'11" x 5'9" (121 cm x 176 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, powder blue, seafoam green, salmon pink, navy

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • 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)
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
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.

How to Style This Rug

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