Melchert

Melchert Vintage Oriental Rug

Add Rug Pad:

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'11" x 6'11" (121 cm x 212 cm)

Melchert 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:
  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'11" x 6'11" (121 cm x 212 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, navy, sandstone, moss green

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
Region of Origin

Ortakoy, found in central Anatolia, is known for geometric Anatolian motifs with hexagonal medallions and stepped 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.

How to Style This Rug

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

×

Leaving so soon?

Our pieces are one-of-a-kind or made in small batches, so they don't last long. If you've found something you love, don't wait. If you're still not sure, sign up for our newsletter to see our newest pieces before everyone else.