Platon

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

Dimensions: 3'6" x 9'8" (107 cm x 295 cm)

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

Product Details
  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'6" x 9'8" (107 cm x 295 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cantaloupe, coral, walnut brown, slate gray
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
Region of Origin

Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).

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 woven onto a foundation built from the hardy hair fibers of mountain-dwelling goats—a strong material that's sole purpose is to hold up through years of rugged wear.