Rakip

Rakip Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'3" x 13'6" (101 cm x 414 cm)

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

Product 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'3" x 13'6" (101 cm x 414 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, maroon, tangerine orange, graphite gray, warm vanilla beige
  • Rug displays mottling of dyes throughout, which is inherent to the handmade nature of this product; we ensure that the rug meets all standards for quality and this does not detract from its overall aesthetic

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of four medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Scalloped edges add a retro and feminine flourish
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Region of Origin

Sivas, found in northern Anatolia, is known for kilims that tend to feature rectangular medallions.

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 knotted onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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