Aaltje

Aaltje Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

One-of-a-kind vintage rug, handwoven and handknotted in Isparta, Turkey

Dimensions: 3'9" x 6'11" (116 cm x 211 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Naturally Aged

    Vintage, handwoven rugs from Turkey and Morocco, selected for their color and design and preserved as-is.

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Spiced Pumpkin Orange

    A medium orange, slightly brownish

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'9" x 6'11" (116 cm x 211 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: bone beige, seafoam green, rust red, spiced pumpkin orange, graphite gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Originally designed for French nobility, these floral motifs hail from the town of Aubusson in central France
  • Classic and timeless Persian motifs feature intricate patterns and floral designs, all framed by a border
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Isparta of southwest Turkey is considered to be one of the major rug production centers in the entire country. Rugs from this area typically feature traditional Turkish motifs and floral designs.

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

Spruce up smaller spaces with small rugs between 3’ x 5’ and 5’ x 8’.

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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