Melita

Melita Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'10" x 6'10" (118 cm x 209 cm)

Melita 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Chartreuse

    A yellow-green

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'10" x 6'10" (118 cm x 209 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: dusty rose pink, tangerine orange, prussian blue, chartreuse, lavender, dark dusty rose pink, slate gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • 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 series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
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

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