Pierrette

Pierrette

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'6" x 13'3" (139 cm x 404 cm)

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

Product 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

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'6" x 13'3" (139 cm x 404 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: walnut brown, rich amethyst, royal blue, teal, magenta

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
  • A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing water as an indispensable element in life
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Region of Origin

Kars in the very easternmost part of Turkey near the border with the Caucasus is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. They are almost always on an all-wool foundation and coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors of cream, gray, and brown, or in pastels of pink and light blue.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. The foundation that the wool pile is woven onto is made of the long fibers of mountain-dwelling goats and their hardy, durable goat's hair wool.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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