Paavo

Paavo Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'4" x 6'5" (134 cm x 196 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Eggplant

    A dark, brownish purple

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Sage Gray

    A medium-to-dark gray with a greenish tint

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'4" x 6'5" (134 cm x 196 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: faded raspberry, eggplant, bone beige, sandstone, dusty rose pink, sage gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
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.

How to Style This Rug

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

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