Selwa

Selwa Vintage Tribal Kilim Runner Rug

Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Mut, Turkey

Dimensions: 4'0" x 11'1" (122 cm x 340 cm)

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

Product Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Canary Yellow

    True yellow

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat and cotton blend with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 11'1" (122 cm x 340 cm)
  • Color palette: espresso brown, ash brown gray, graphite gray, canary yellow, walnut brown

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • A pattern of repeating hooks mirrors a set of breaking waves and represents protection against ill will and disaster
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
Region of Origin

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for its hardy and tribal goat hair based flatweave kilims embroidered in intricate geometric patterns.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. In this kilim, goat hair is woven into a durable flatweave rug, then intricate designs are carefully hand-embroidered using a mix of wool and cotton yarn.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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