Josephine

Josephine

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'11" x 7'4" (151 cm x 224 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 4'11" x 7'4" (151 cm x 224 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, coral, warm vanilla beige, pale sage gray, walnut brown, slate gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to women weavers in Anatolia, interconnected medallions signify pregnancy and consequent maternity
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
Region of Origin

Dosemealti in southwestern Anatolia, just north of the seaside city of Antalya, is known for its rugs featuring Anatolian motifs centered around a prevalent, stylized cross design.

Material Details

Kork wool is shorn from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because these areas are more protected from the environment, the resulting wool has a much higher lanolin content and feels softer in texture and has a greater luster and sheen.

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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