Mateja

Mateja Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'4" x 9'8" (134 cm x 295 cm)

Mateja has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'4" x 9'8" (134 cm x 295 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, navy, warm vanilla beige, pale sage gray, cantaloupe, powder blue

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

Taspinar, in south central Anatolia, is known for high-quality wool rugs with Anatolian motifs that feature elongated hexagonal medallions with stepped edges and geometric floral details.

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 knotted 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.

How to Style This Rug

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

Living Room

Bedroom

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