Salvino

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

Dimensions: 3'8" x 6'4" (112 cm x 194 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% premium Kork wool
  • Dimensions: 3'8" x 6'4" (112 cm x 194 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cornflower blue, eggplant, crimson red, bone beige, graphite gray, camel
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
Region of Origin

Balikesir is a western Anatolian town known for nomadic Yoruk rugs. These tend to feature stepped hexagonal patterns and a maze-like pattern of latch-hook motifs.

Material Details

Kork wool comes from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because both areas are slightly more protected from the elements, this wool has a higher lanolin content and a much softer handfeel—leaving behind a rich, silky luster.