Gulhayo

Gulhayo Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'5" (147 cm x 228 cm)

Gulhayo has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Puce Brown

    A light-to-medium brown, with reddish-purplish undertones

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'5" (147 cm x 228 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: terracotta, periwinkle blue, sandstone, lavender, puce brown, pale sage gray, warm vanilla beige

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • 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 symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
Region of Origin

Kayseri, a key rug production center in central Anatolia, is known for rugs featuring finely knotted Persian or geometric 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. 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.

How to Style This Rug

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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