Gizel

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

Dimensions: 2'8" x 4'5" (83 cm x 137 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: 2'8" x 4'5" (83 cm x 137 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: eggplant, lavender, sandstone, periwinkle blue, coral, seafoam green
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.

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.


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