Karel

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

Dimensions: 5'8" x 9'8" (173 cm x 297 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: 5'8" x 9'8" (173 cm x 297 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, navy, slate gray, mustard yellow
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
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
Region of Origin

Adana is a town of south central Anatolia. It serves as a trading center for diverse rugs from the region and it is known for its multipanel kilims.

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.