Millicente

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 6'11" (141 cm x 213 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: 4'7" x 6'11" (141 cm x 213 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, golden olive, moss green, periwinkle blue, cornflower blue, faded raspberry
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
  • A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
  • Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
  • A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing water as an indispensable element in life
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
Region of Origin

Dazkiri means "bare field" in Turkish. It is a village in Anatolia where rugs tend to feature a large diamond medallion with spandrels, where the medallion and field are filled with geometricized florets.

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.