Penka

Penka Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 2'8" x 6'1" (83 cm x 186 cm)

Penka 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Lavender

    A light violet

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Taupe

    A medium-to-dark brown-gray

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 2'8" x 6'1" (83 cm x 186 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: warm vanilla beige, lavender, seafoam green, taupe, sandstone

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 four medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • 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 raised pattern woven with a slightly higher pile
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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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