Mayte

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

Dimensions: 3'4" x 11'8" (102 cm x 358 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: 3'4" x 11'8" (102 cm x 358 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, camel, crimson red, puce brown, tangerine orange, cornflower blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

Material Details

Kork wool comes from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because both areas are slightly more protected from the elements, this wool has a higher lanolin content and a much softer handfeel—leaving behind a rich, silky luster.