Shalva

Shalva Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 2'10" x 4'9" (88 cm x 146 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    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:
  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 2'10" x 4'9" (88 cm x 146 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: espresso brown, sandstone, emerald green

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
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like monuments, churches, temples, and ruins
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
Region of Origin

Anatolia makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey. Rugs from this region are defined by their tribal and geometric designs—with plenty of symbols reflecting life from traditional households.

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.

How to Style This Rug

Add an accent with petite rugs up to 3’ x 5’.

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