Rosaleen

Rosaleen Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'9" x 10'11" (147 cm x 334 cm)

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

Product Type:
  • Overdyed

    Selected for their patterns, overdyed vintage rugs retain their original visual structure and are dyed to brighter, monotone palette.

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

  • Rich Amethyst

    A dark, true purple

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 10'11" (147 cm x 334 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, maroon, rich amethyst
  • Redyed using lab-tested azo-free dyes

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
  • Scalloped edges add a retro and feminine flourish
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

Sille, a village in central Turkey near Konya, is known for its wide runners that feature Anatolian patterns with repeating geometric medallions—commonly woven with distinctive red or coral warps and wefts.

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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