Hertha

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

Dimensions: 6'9" x 11'6" (206 cm x 353 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: 6'9" x 11'6" (206 cm x 353 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: walnut brown, ash brown gray, smokey gray, lavender, turquoise blue, magenta
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
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.