Koste

Koste Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'2" x 10'2" (129 cm x 310 cm)

Koste 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Dove Gray

    A pale gray with a hint of blue

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair, cotton, and wool blend foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'2" x 10'2" (129 cm x 310 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, salmon pink, walnut brown, cream, sandstone, dove gray

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)
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
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. This wool pile is knotted onto a foundation made from a mix of fibers, and crafted by nomadic weavers using seasonably available materials all known for their durability.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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