Marlous

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

Dimensions: 6'4" x 10'0" (195 cm x 307 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 cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'4" x 10'0" (195 cm x 307 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: dusty rose pink, sandstone, puce brown, silvery gray, walnut brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Kayseri, a key rug production center in central Anatolia, is known for rugs featuring finely knotted Persian or geometric motifs.

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 cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.