Gunhilde

Gunhilde Vintage Turkish Rug

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 9'6" x 13'5" (290 cm x 410 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Periwinkle Blue

    A light lavender-blue

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Golden Olive

    A greenish-golden light brown

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 9'6" x 13'5" (290 cm x 410 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, prussian blue, bone beige, periwinkle blue, walnut brown, navy, golden olive

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • Classic and timeless Persian motifs feature intricate patterns and floral designs, all framed by a border
  • Twin pendants flank a central medallion
  • The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • Named after the city of Herat, Afghanistan, the Herati pattern features a rose centerpiece surrounded by four leaves
Region of Origin

Anatolia makes up the majority of modern-day Turkey. Rugs from this region are defined by their tribal and geometric designs—with plenty of symbols reflecting life from traditional households.

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

Extra-large rugs bigger than 7’ x 10’ help define larger spaces.

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining

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