Bennin

Bennin Vintage Tribal Kilim Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'3" x 12'1" (100 cm x 370 cm)

Bennin 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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

  • Cornflower Blue

    A light-to-medium slightly violet-blue

  • Tangerine Orange

    A light, true orange

  • Rich Amethyst

    A dark, true purple

  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Goat hair with wool and cotton embroidery
  • Dimensions: 3'3" x 12'1" (100 cm x 370 cm)
  • Color palette: espresso brown, graphite gray, cornflower blue, tangerine orange, rich amethyst, cadmium red

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
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

Kilims constructed from a blend of goat hair and cotton are incredibly long-lasting. Both fibers are known for their durability, and together create a very sturdy frame. Cotton is rigid, strong, and prevents warping over time, while goat hair is a rugged natural fiber with long, bristly strands that add texture. Once this durable foundation is built, all decorative embroidery is done with vegetable-dyed wool yarn.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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