Iancu

Iancu Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'9" x 9'10" (208 cm x 300 cm)

Iancu 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:
  • Beige, Cream
Color Palette:
  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Coral

    A light-to-medium reddish-pinkish orange

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Ash Brown Gray

    A light-to-medium brownish gray

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 6'9" x 9'10" (208 cm x 300 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 3.1" (8 cm)
  • Color palette: warm vanilla beige, coral, navy, ash brown gray, dusty rose pink, slate gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • The indented diamond has inverse indents at each of the diamond's points where the points are further embellished with ornate details. Often, these points also overlap and connect into an interconnected diamond motif
  • 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
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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

Large rugs from 6’ x 9’ to 7’ x 10’ make great centerpieces.

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