Refiye

Refiye Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'9" x 6'3" (115 cm x 193 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Silvery Gray

    A light, true gray

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Teal

    A medium blue-green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'9" x 6'3" (115 cm x 193 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: tan, silvery gray, salmon pink, warm vanilla beige, teal

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, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
Region of Origin

Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.

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 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.

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