Laurel

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

Dimensions: 3'9" x 7'2" (115 cm x 220 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: 3'9" x 7'2" (115 cm x 220 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, coral, slate gray, bone beige, tangerine orange
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing water as an indispensable element in life
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Maden is a town in central Anatolia known for rugs featuring Anatolian motifs, but with uniquely oversized floral designs and scalloped (instead of stepped) details throughout.

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.