Mentore

Mentore Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 8'6" (130 cm x 260 cm)

Mentore 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:
  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'3" x 8'6" (130 cm x 260 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, mustard yellow, prussian blue, bone beige, powder blue

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • 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, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
Region of Origin

Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.

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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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