Valon

Valon Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'4" x 10'6" (133 cm x 322 cm)

Valon has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product 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:
  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'4" x 10'6" (133 cm x 322 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: crimson red, walnut brown, graphite gray, cantaloupe, cream

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • 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 series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
Region of Origin

Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).

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.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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