Vidya

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

Dimensions: 4'8" x 8'11" (143 cm x 272 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% hemp on wool and goat hair blend foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'8" x 8'11" (143 cm x 272 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: bone beige, walnut brown
Curator's Notes
Motifs
  • Simple and timeless stripes
  • Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Region of Origin

Konya is the former capital of the Selcuk empire from where the earliest weaving traditions can be traced. It remains an important producer of rugs in Turkey.

Material Details

Hemp is one of the most durable natural fibers available. Turkish villagers produced pure hemp rugs until 1960, when cannabis production was banned. Due to the prohibition, hemp kilims are extremely rare. Nomadic tribes wove hemp with other natural fibers available, which in this case was wool and goat hair.