Lai

Lai Vintage Turkish Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 3'5" x 11'7" (105 cm x 355 cm)

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

Product 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:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Sandstone

    A light tan

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Tan

    A pale brown

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 3'5" x 11'7" (105 cm x 355 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: sandstone, walnut brown, dusty rose pink, rust red, tan

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Lined with a repeating set of five medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Abrash adds visual depth and texture in its variation in color and tone
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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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