Leon

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Usak, Turkey

Dimensions: 10'4" x 10'10" (317 cm x 331 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
  • Dimensions: 10'4" x 10'10" (317 cm x 331 cm)
  • Color palette: coral, salmon pink, powder blue, cornflower blue, golden olive, faded raspberry
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Ornate quarter medallions corners
  • Twin pendants flank a central medallion
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Usak in inner west Anatolia is known for carpets that mark the rise of what scholars refer to as the Turkish carpet design revolution. This revolution refers to the transition from highly geometric designs to curvilinear designs seen in Persian carpets that closely resemble motifs in Ottoman architecture and art.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.