Lac

Lac Vintage Turkish Rug

Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 7'10" x 13'1" (241 cm x 401 cm)

Lac 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:
  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

  • Cadmium Red

    A slightly-warm, medium red

  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Teal

    A medium blue-green

  • Seafoam Green

    A pale blue-green

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 7'10" x 13'1" (241 cm x 401 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: warm vanilla beige, cadmium red, sandstone, teal, seafoam green

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions fill out the field in balanced, ornamental details
  • A sickle-leaf motif with highly detailed and serrated leaves displays the meticulous craftsmanship and skill of the weaver
  • Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • Named after the city of Herat, Afghanistan, the Herati pattern features a rose centerpiece surrounded by four leaves
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

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

Living Room

Bedroom

Dining

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