Afroditi

Only one made

Afroditi Vintage Kilim Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'8" x 8'10" (112 cm x 270 cm)

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

Product Type:
  • Kilim

    Flatwoven, pileless rugs that often have distinctive geometric patterns and contrasting bright colors.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat hair with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 3'8" x 8'10" (112 cm x 270 cm)
  • Color palette: espresso brown, warm vanilla beige, pale sage gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple 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 tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
Region of Origin

Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for its hardy and tribal goat hair based flatweave kilims embroidered in intricate geometric patterns.

Material Details

Goat hair fibers are longer and firmer than those of sheep’s wool. Typically in kilims, goat hair is woven into a durable flatweave rug, then intricate designs are carefully hand-embroidered using wool yarn.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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