Rafiq

Rafiq Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Mut, Turkey

Dimensions: 6'3" x 9'6" (192 cm x 290 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Magenta

    A neon blue-pink, also known as hot pink

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat hair with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 6'3" x 9'6" (192 cm x 290 cm)
  • Color palette: walnut brown, magenta, cream, sandstone, faded raspberry, tangerine orange

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
  • 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

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for its hardy and tribal goat hair based flatweave kilims embroidered in intricate geometric patterns.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. Typically in kilims, goat hair is woven into a durable flatweave rug, then intricate designs are carefully hand-embroidered using wool yarn.

How to Style This Rug

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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