Karem

Only one made

Karem Vintage Oriental Rug

Dimensions:
4'3" x 8'7" (130 cm x 264 cm)
Colors:
  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Sage Gray

    A medium-to-dark gray with a greenish tint

  • Puce Brown

    A light-to-medium brown, with reddish-purplish undertones

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Chartreuse

    A yellow-green

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 8'7" (130 cm x 264 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Sage Gray

    A medium-to-dark gray with a greenish tint

  • Puce Brown

    A light-to-medium brown, with reddish-purplish undertones

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Chartreuse

    A yellow-green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'3" x 8'7" (130 cm x 264 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, faded raspberry, sage gray, puce brown, walnut brown, periwinkle blue, chartreuse

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
Region of Origin

Yahyali, a town near Cappadocia in central Anatolia, is known for rugs woven with primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) featuring Anatolian motifs. These often include a hexagonal or diamond-shaped medallion with pendants on a red field.

Material Details

Wool is the most widely used fiber in Turkish rug design. Not only is it plentiful in supply, it’s durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on.

How to Style This Rug

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

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