Gilio

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

Dimensions: 5'4" x 8'8" (163 cm x 265 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: 5'4" x 8'8" (163 cm x 265 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: warm vanilla beige, lemon yellow, cornflower blue, seafoam green, salmon pink, crimson red
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Minimalist Chinese Peking influences feature Buddhist and Taoist-derived designs—including lotus flowers, birds, trees, and a few Chinese characters
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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.