Minda

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 7'0" (132 cm x 214 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: 4'3" x 7'0" (132 cm x 214 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, navy, walnut brown, cream, periwinkle blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • 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
Region of Origin

Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.

Material Details

Kork wool comes from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because both areas are slightly more protected from the elements, this wool has a higher lanolin content and a much softer handfeel—leaving behind a rich, silky luster.