Soumia

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Soumia Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 12'3" (122 cm x 375 cm)

Soumia 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Terracotta

    A light-to-medium reddish tan

  • Charcoal

    A dark gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 12'3" (122 cm x 375 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, rust red, graphite gray, terracotta, charcoal

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
Region of Origin

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

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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