Malbora

Malbora Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'1" x 11'1" (156 cm x 338 cm)

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

Rug 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:
  • Orange
Color Palette:
  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'1" x 11'1" (156 cm x 338 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: coral, salmon pink, spiced pumpkin orange, walnut brown, maroon, bone beige, powder blue, cornflower blue

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • 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 geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Region of Origin

Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).

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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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