Kewal

Kewal Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'9" x 11'5" (116 cm x 348 cm)

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

Product Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Orange
Color Palette:
  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Fiery Orange

    A bright orange, slightly reddish

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'9" x 11'5" (116 cm x 348 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: spiced pumpkin orange, tan, fiery orange, prussian blue, cornflower blue, walnut brown, seafoam green

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • 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 bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
Region of Origin

Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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