Arife

Arife Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'5" x 11'6" (196 cm x 352 cm)

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

Rug 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:
  • Orange
Color Palette:
  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Golden Olive

    A greenish-golden light brown

  • White

    A true white

  • Inky Black

    True black

  • Dark Dusty Rose Pink

    A dark pink-red

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'5" x 11'6" (196 cm x 352 cm)
  • Color palette: spiced pumpkin orange, maroon, slate gray, golden olive, white, inky black, dark dusty rose pink

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
Region of Origin

Sivas, found in northern Anatolia, is known for kilims that tend to feature rectangular medallions.

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 soft—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. This wool pile is knotted onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.

How to Style This Rug

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

Living Room

Bedroom

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