Vesselin

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, flatwoven in Siirt, Turkey

Dimensions: 4'1" x 6'0" (125 cm x 185 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% brushed goat hair
  • Dimensions: 4'1" x 6'0" (125 cm x 185 cm)
  • Color palette: camel, espresso brown, graphite gray, cream
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
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • A minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
Region of Origin

Siirt, in southeastern Turkey, is well known for lightweight, flatwoven kilims made from goat hair in shades of black, white, gray, and tan. These one-of-a-kind kilims feature a lustrous pile achieved by brushing the front-facing surface of the rug to tease up longer fibers.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. In a Siirt kilim, the goat hair is first flatwoven then brushed repeatedly to tease out a textured pile, imitating the furry hide of an animal pelt.