Gelareh

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

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