Ime

Ime Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'5" x 9'7" (197 cm x 293 cm)

Ime 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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

  • Emerald Green

    A medium, true green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'5" x 9'7" (197 cm x 293 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, dusty rose pink, bone beige, prussian blue, cream, emerald green

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • 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
  • Architectural elements represent significant structures like monuments, churches, temples, and ruins
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
Region of Origin

Hereke, found just east of Istanbul, is the most renowned carpet-making town in all of Turkey. Because sultans would source rugs from this area for their palaces, Hereke carpets are widely known as “palace carpets.” These rugs feature classic Persian designs with a fine-knot density, and are crafted mostly from wool and occasionally Bursa silk. In recent years, the region has suffered several earthquakes, halting the once-flourishing rug industry. Because these particular carpets are no longer in production, their value has gone way up and they’ve become highly coveted among collectors.

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

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

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