Josalyn

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

Dimensions: 6'7" x 9'2" (203 cm x 280 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: 6'7" x 9'2" (203 cm x 280 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, navy, indigo, evergreen, goldenrod yellow
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Karapinar in eastern Turkey is known for its geometric designs similar to those of the Caucasus region, featuring oversized medallions and angular corner pieces, usually constructed of all wool and in runner format.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.