Maidu

Maidu Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'6" x 8'11" (109 cm x 273 cm)

Maidu has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Rose Quartz

    A pale pastel pink

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'6" x 8'11" (109 cm x 273 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rose quartz, periwinkle blue, moss green, cream, sandstone

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

Material Details

Wool is the most widely used fiber in Turkish rug design. Not only is it plentiful in supply, it’s durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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