Geralda

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

Dimensions: 4'1" x 6'5" (126 cm x 196 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: 4'1" x 6'5" (126 cm x 196 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, prussian blue, royal blue, bone beige, faded raspberry, dusty rose pink
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Lined with geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • 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
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.

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.