Besarta

Besarta Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'4" x 6'11" (104 cm x 212 cm)

Besarta 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Camel

    A medium-to-dark tan

  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'4" x 6'11" (104 cm x 212 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, navy, camel, tan, slate gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
Region of Origin

Yahyali, a town near Cappadocia in central Anatolia, is known for rugs woven with primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) featuring Anatolian motifs. These often include a hexagonal or diamond-shaped medallion with pendants on a red field.

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 incredibly soft—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on.

How to Style This Rug

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