Sylvane

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

Dimensions: 6'5" x 7'4" (196 cm x 224 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% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'5" x 7'4" (196 cm x 224 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: periwinkle blue, emerald green, rust red, blush beige, cream, royal blue
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
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

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.