Babken

Babken Vintage Turkish Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'1" x 10'6" (125 cm x 322 cm)

Babken 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Powder Blue

    A pale pastel blue

  • Golden Olive

    A greenish-golden light brown

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Graphite Gray

    A medium true gray

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'1" x 10'6" (125 cm x 322 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, dusty rose pink, powder blue, golden olive, slate gray, graphite gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Five hexagonal shapes (also known as “lozenges”) represent the female form and fertility
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Region of Origin

Sille, a village in central Turkey near Konya, is known for its wide runners that feature Anatolian patterns with repeating geometric medallions—commonly woven with distinctive red or coral warps and wefts.

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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