Rafah

Rafah Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 2'7" x 3'8" (80 cm x 112 cm)

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

Rug 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 2'7" x 3'8" (80 cm x 112 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: dark dusty rose pink, cornflower blue, navy, warm vanilla beige

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 geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • 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
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

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