Kellie

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

Dimensions: 4'9" x 8'8" (147 cm x 265 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% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 8'8" (147 cm x 265 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: periwinkle blue
  • Redyed using lab-tested azo-free dyes
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Minimalist Chinese Peking influences feature Buddhist and Taoist-derived designs—including lotus flowers, birds, trees, and a few Chinese characters
  • A meander pattern (also known as a Greek key design) forms a continuous border of geometric spirals or hooks—named after the River Meander in western Turkey for its several twists and turns
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
  • A water vessel profile represents purity and cleanliness
  • A minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.