Mantel

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

Dimensions: 4'2" x 5'6" (128 cm x 170 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
  • Dimensions: 4'2" x 5'6" (128 cm x 170 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, coral, powder blue, chartreuse, cornflower blue
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 central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
Region of Origin

Cannakkale is the modern day site of ancient Troy. Rugs from this region are distinct in their classically derived Turkish geometric designs, red wefts, and plush 100% wool texture.

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.