Marvella

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

Dimensions: 4'1" x 5'10" (125 cm x 180 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: 4'1" x 5'10" (125 cm x 180 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, peacock turquoise, navy, bone beige, magenta, lavender
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
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • An archetypal eight-pointed star that symbolizes balance and harmony
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
Region of Origin

Karakecili in central Anatolia is known for its all-wool nomadic rugs featuring all-over geometricized patterns.

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.