Rikard

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

Dimensions: 1'10" x 3'5" (56 cm x 106 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 pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 1'10" x 3'5" (56 cm x 106 cm)
  • Color palette: charcoal, cadmium red
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A star motif symbolic of productivity
  • A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
Region of Origin

Malatya in central Anatolia is known for its coarsely knotted rugs with geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

Material Details

Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. A cotton foundation is also a popular choice, used to tie the wool knots onto. Cotton is rigid and strong, providing a firm foundation that stands the test of time.