Lilike

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

Dimensions: 7'0" x 10'6" (215 cm x 322 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: 7'0" x 10'6" (215 cm x 322 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, faded raspberry, goldenrod yellow

Please note: Frontside of rug displays a small beige discoloration spot (see last photo); we ensure that rugs meet all the standards for quality and imperfections do not detract from the overall aesthetic

Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
  • Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
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.