Melodie

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

Dimensions: 4'2" x 5'8" (127 cm x 173 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: 4'2" x 5'8" (127 cm x 173 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: terracotta, navy, powder blue, warm vanilla beige
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
  • An archetypal eight-pointed star that symbolizes balance and harmony
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Region of Origin

Cannakkale is the modern day site of ancient Troy. Rugs from this region are distinct in their classically derived Turkish geometric designs, red wefts, and plush 100% wool texture.

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.