Axente

Axente Vintage Tribal Kilim Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 1'8" x 5'10" (52 cm x 179 cm)

Axente 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • White

    A true white

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Canary Yellow

    True yellow

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 1'8" x 5'10" (52 cm x 179 cm)
  • Color palette: white, espresso brown, spiced pumpkin orange, canary yellow, slate gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • 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
Region of Origin

Balikesir is a western Anatolian town known for nomadic Yoruk rugs. These tend to feature stepped hexagonal patterns and a maze-like pattern of latch-hook motifs.

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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