Nelutu

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

Dimensions: 3'1" x 8'10" (95 cm x 270 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 pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'1" x 8'10" (95 cm x 270 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rich amethyst, periwinkle blue, seafoam green, salmon pink, pale sage gray, cream
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
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. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.