Gioacchino

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 5'6" (124 cm x 170 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: 4'0" x 5'6" (124 cm x 170 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, blush beige, royal blue, ash brown gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • 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
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Region of Origin

Balikesir is a western Anatolian town known for nomadic Yoruk rugs. These tend to feature stepped hexagonal patterns and a maze-like pattern of latch-hook motifs.

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.