Jelka

Jelka Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Mut, Turkey

Dimensions: 5'2" x 9'10" (159 cm x 300 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Smokey Mauve

    A muted pink-purple with undertones of gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat hair with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 5'2" x 9'10" (159 cm x 300 cm)
  • Color palette: walnut brown, salmon pink, lavender, pale sage gray, smokey mauve

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 geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
Region of Origin

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for its hardy and tribal goat hair based flatweave kilims embroidered in intricate geometric patterns.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. Typically in kilims, goat hair is woven into a durable flatweave rug, then intricate designs are carefully hand-embroidered using wool yarn.

How to Style This Rug

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

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