Nikiforos

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

Dimensions: 6'4" x 9'10" (195 cm x 300 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: 6'4" x 9'10" (195 cm x 300 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: bubblegum pink, baby blue, seafoam green, navy, cream, blush beige
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • 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
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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.