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

Dimensions: 1'11" x 3'5" (59 cm x 106 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 pile
  • Dimensions: 1'11" x 3'5" (59 cm x 106 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: puce brown, camel, graphite gray
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
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
Region of Origin

Malatya in central Anatolia is known for its coarsely knotted rugs with geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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.