Nelja

Nelja Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'3" x 12'9" (191 cm x 391 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Orange
Color Palette:
  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'3" x 12'9" (191 cm x 391 cm)
  • Color palette: coral, terracotta, tan, salmon pink, walnut brown, espresso brown, powder blue, ash brown gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure (sometimes with a child in her womb)—symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
Region of Origin

Anatolia makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey. Rugs from this region are defined by their tribal and geometric designs—with plenty of symbols reflecting life from traditional households.

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.

How to Style This Rug

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining

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