Mavis

Mavis

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'2" x 6'1" (97 cm x 186 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 3'2" x 6'1" (97 cm x 186 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: faded raspberry, navy, cantaloupe, chartreuse

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
  • A beautiful handbraided fringe comprised of the threads of the loom
Region of Origin

Balikesir is a town in western Anatolia known for its nomadic Yoruk rugs featuring stepped hexagonal patterns and a maze of latch-hook motifs.

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.

How to Style This Rug

Add an accent with petite rugs up to 3’ x 5’.

Wall

Bath

Entry

Kitchen

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