Temma

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

Dimensions: 4'7" x 6'8" (140 cm x 204 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: 4'7" x 6'8" (140 cm x 204 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: faded raspberry, cornflower blue, terracotta, sandstone, bone beige, moss green
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • A star motif represents productivity
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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.