Josette

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'8" (141 cm x 234 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% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 4'7" x 7'8" (141 cm x 234 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, tangerine orange, periwinkle blue, moss green
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • 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
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Keles in northwest Turkey is known for its production of coarse slit-weave kilims with tribal features in subdued and muted shades.

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.