Saandra

Saandra Vintage Turkish Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'0" x 9'1" (123 cm x 277 cm)

Saandra 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:
  • Multicolor
Color Palette:
  • Puce Brown

    A light-to-medium brown, with reddish-purplish undertones

  • Slate Gray

    A medium blue-gray

  • Cantaloupe

    A pale pastel orange

  • Dusty Rose Pink

    A medium-to-light pink-red

  • Dove Gray

    A pale gray with a hint of blue

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 4'0" x 9'1" (123 cm x 277 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: puce brown, slate gray, cantaloupe, dusty rose pink, dove gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • 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
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • 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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