Dafnoula

Dafnoula Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'6" (146 cm x 230 cm)

Dafnoula 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

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Espresso Brown

    An almost-black brown

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'9" x 7'6" (146 cm x 230 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 0" (0 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, cream, espresso brown, navy

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
  • Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Region of Origin

Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.

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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

Office

Kitchen

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