Venerica

Venerica Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 8'10" (122 cm x 270 cm)

Venerica 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:
  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Camel

    A medium-to-dark tan

  • Charcoal

    A dark gray

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 8'10" (122 cm x 270 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: cadmium red, coral, spiced pumpkin orange, camel, charcoal, graphite gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of Anatolia, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure (sometimes with a child in her womb)—symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
Region of Origin

Yahyali, a town near Cappadocia in central Anatolia, is known for rugs woven with primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) featuring Anatolian motifs. These often include a hexagonal or diamond-shaped medallion with pendants on a red field.

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

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

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