Gjyltene

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

Dimensions: 7'1" x 8'0" (218 cm x 245 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: 7'1" x 8'0" (218 cm x 245 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, terracotta, warm vanilla beige, baby blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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.