Nikolaj

Nikolaj Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'1" x 9'11" (155 cm x 303 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    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

Main Color:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Taupe

    A medium-to-dark brown-gray

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'1" x 9'11" (155 cm x 303 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, lavender, taupe, faded raspberry, emerald green

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A prominent, oversized medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Twin pendants flank a central medallion
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • 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

Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.

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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

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