Petje

Petje Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'9" x 8'8" (176 cm x 266 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Overdyed

    Selected for their patterns, overdyed vintage rugs retain their original visual structure and are dyed to brighter, monotone palette.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Gray
Color Palette:
  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Peacock Turquoise

    A greener turquoise

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 5'9" x 8'8" (176 cm x 266 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: slate gray, peacock turquoise, seafoam green, ash brown gray
  • Redyed using lab-tested azo-free dyes

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Demirci is one of the most established handmade carpet production centers in all of Turkey. Rugs from this area can be distinguished by their coarse knots woven onto a cotton foundation, usually depicting a simple Persian motif.

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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

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