Mikal

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Mikal Vintage Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 2'6" x 4'0" (78 cm x 123 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Flatweave Rugs

    Reversible rugs without pile, also known as kilims, made by hand-weaving horizontal weft yarns through vertical warp yarns

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Tan

    A pale brown

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% brushed goat hair
  • Dimensions: 2'6" x 4'0" (78 cm x 123 cm)
  • Color palette: cream, tan

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
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.

How to Style This Rug

Add an accent with petite rugs up to 3’ x 5’.

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