Morell

Morell

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'9" x 8'9" (177 cm x 268 cm)

Morell has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 5'9" x 8'9" (177 cm x 268 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: spiced pumpkin orange, rust red, navy, salmon pink, bone 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
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
  • Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
  • A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
  • A beautiful handbraided fringe comprised of the threads of the loom
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.

How to Style This Rug

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

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