Tjarkea

Tjarkea Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'4" x 10'0" (194 cm x 306 cm)

Tjarkea 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Baby Blue

    A light azure blue

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'4" x 10'0" (194 cm x 306 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, faded raspberry, navy, salmon pink, baby blue, emerald green, sandstone

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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 woven 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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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