Oltjon

Oltjon Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'11" x 12'10" (120 cm x 392 cm)

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

Product 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:
  • Cherry Red

    A bright, true red

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Camel

    A medium-to-dark tan

  • Inky Black

    True black

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'11" x 12'10" (120 cm x 392 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cherry red, graphite gray, sandstone, camel, inky black

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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 knotted 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.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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