Marteena

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

Dimensions: 3'5" x 5'6" (105 cm x 168 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: 3'5" x 5'6" (105 cm x 168 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, rich amethyst, prussian 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
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing water as an indispensable element in life
Region of Origin

Pure wool Yagcibedir rugs, produced in mountain villages of northwestern Turkey, are known for their quality, geometric motifs, and distinct red and dark blue color palettes.

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.