Mualla

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Balikesir, Turkey

Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'4" (145 cm x 225 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% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'4" (145 cm x 225 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, evergreen, mustard yellow, graphite gray, periwinkle blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple and timeless stripes
  • A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
  • 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
Region of Origin

Balikesir is a town in western Anatolia known for its nomadic Yoruk rugs featuring stepped hexagonal patterns and a maze of latch-hook motifs.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.