Laurene

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

Dimensions: 3'10" x 4'8" (118 cm x 144 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: 3'10" x 4'8" (118 cm x 144 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, chartreuse, powder blue, coral
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Cankiri (historically called Gangra) in central Turkey near the Black Sea is known for its fine kilim production.

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.