Ivaylo

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

Dimensions: 3'4" x 9'6" (102 cm x 290 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 goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'4" x 9'6" (102 cm x 290 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • One-sided fringe: measures 17186.2" (43653 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, teal, ash brown gray, walnut brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • 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
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like monuments, churches, temples, and ruins
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Region of Origin

Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).

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 foundation built from the hardy hair fibers of mountain-dwelling goats—a strong material that's sole purpose is to hold up through years of rugged wear.