Sylvius

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

Dimensions: 3'0" x 10'1" (93 cm x 308 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: 3'0" x 10'1" (93 cm x 308 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: dark dusty rose pink, cornflower blue, navy, periwinkle blue, taupe, warm vanilla beige
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
Region of Origin

Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.

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.