Ilham

Ilham Vintage Tribal Kilim Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'4" x 9'7" (164 cm x 294 cm)

Ilham 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:
  • Purple
Color Palette:
  • Eggplant

    A dark, brownish purple

  • Faded Raspberry

    A light red-purple

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Dove Gray

    A pale gray with a hint of blue

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Mustard Yellow

    A rich, brownish yellow

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat hair with wool embroidery
  • Dimensions: 5'4" x 9'7" (164 cm x 294 cm)
  • Color palette: eggplant, faded raspberry, walnut brown, dove gray, cantaloupe, tangerine orange, mustard yellow

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
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

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

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