Marjetka

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

Dimensions: 3'4" x 9'6" (102 cm x 292 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 pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'4" x 9'6" (102 cm x 292 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, cherry red, camel, slate gray, seafoam green
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Lined with three geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • 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 classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
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. This wool pile is woven onto a foundation built from the hardy hair fibers of mountain-dwelling goats—a strong material that's sole purpose is to hold up through years of rugged wear.