Helke

Helke Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'5" x 8'1" (135 cm x 247 cm)

Helke 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:
  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Indigo

    A true indigo: dark blue, almost purple

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'5" x 8'1" (135 cm x 247 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, indigo, lavender, moss green, walnut brown, spiced pumpkin orange, warm vanilla beige

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 hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
  • Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
Region of Origin

Taspinar, in south central Anatolia, is known for high-quality wool rugs with Anatolian motifs that feature elongated hexagonal medallions with stepped edges and geometric floral details.

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.

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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