Menko

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Menko Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'5" x 5'9" (105 cm x 176 cm)

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

Rug Type:
  • Hand-knotted Rugs

    Sturdy pile rugs meticulously woven by hand, with individually hand-tied knots, so no two are exactly alike

Age:
  • Vintage

    Typically between 20-100 years old

Main Color:
  • Gray
Color Palette:
  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • Wool and goat hair pile on wool foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'5" x 5'9" (105 cm x 176 cm)
  • Fringe: measures 0" (0 cm)
  • Plush pile: approximately 1.2"(3cm)
  • Color palette: pale sage gray, navy

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • This piece is a tulu: a rare, traditional rug whose name originates with the Turkish word Tüylü, meaning hairy. Tulu rugs were woven for warmth, and are identified by their hand-knotted lines of long, shiny pile, which reveal strips of flatwoven weft weaving. Adding a textural stripe and dynamic movement, each row of long pile accent can be brushed down to cover the kilim sections in between.
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A minimalist, midcentury design with art deco elements
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. In traditional tulus, the wool is blended with goat hair to create a warmer, stronger, shinier, and more voluminous pile. This unique blend of fibers is hand-knotted onto a wool foundation.

How to Style This Rug

Add an accent with petite rugs up to 3’ x 5’.

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