Gencalp

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 13'3" (123 cm x 404 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 pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 13'3" (123 cm x 404 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, prussian blue, slate gray, cantaloupe
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Lined with five geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • 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
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 woven 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.