Avetis

Avetis Vintage Turkish Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'3" x 10'1" (131 cm x 309 cm)

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

Product 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Crimson Red

    A strong red, inclining to purple

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Dove Gray

    A pale gray with a hint of blue

  • Indigo

    A true indigo: dark blue, almost purple

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on goat hair foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'3" x 10'1" (131 cm x 309 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: rust red, crimson red, slate gray, dove gray, indigo, seafoam green, cream, espresso brown

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Repeating knots are symmetrically arranged like overlapping flower petals
Region of Origin

Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).

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 woven onto a foundation built from the hardy hair fibers of mountain-dwelling goats—a strong material that's sole purpose is to hold up through years of rugged wear.

How to Style This Rug

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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