Leondrea

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 5'0" (131 cm x 154 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: 4'3" x 5'0" (131 cm x 154 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, sandstone, bone beige, rust red, walnut brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple and timeless stripes
  • A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing water as an indispensable element in life
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A beautiful handbraided fringe comprised of the threads of the loom
Region of Origin

Kars in the very easternmost part of Turkey near the border with the Caucasus is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. They are almost always on an all-wool foundation and coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors of cream, gray, and brown, or in pastels of pink and light blue.

Material Details

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