Kaarlo

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

Dimensions: 5'0" x 8'4" (153 cm x 256 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: 5'0" x 8'4" (153 cm x 256 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: coral, periwinkle blue, seafoam green, bone beige
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 central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
Region of Origin

Afyon is located in central Anatolia. It is known for its diversity of rug styles from across Turkey.

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.