Mehdi

Mehdi Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'9" x 12'5" (116 cm x 380 cm)

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

Product 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:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Midnight Blue

    A deep blue, almost black

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Taupe

    A medium-to-dark brown-gray

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'9" x 12'5" (116 cm x 380 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, midnight blue, prussian blue, salmon pink, taupe, bone beige

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

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

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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