Raida

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 12'1" (141 cm x 369 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
  • Dimensions: 4'7" x 12'1" (141 cm x 369 cm)
  • Color palette: taupe, walnut brown, espresso brown, dove gray, silvery gray, slate gray, terracotta
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • 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
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
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.