Shefqet

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Shefqet Vintage Turkish Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 6'4" x 9'5" (194 cm x 288 cm)

Shefqet 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:
  • Brown
Color Palette:
  • Taupe

    A medium-to-dark brown-gray

  • Smokey Mauve

    A muted pink-purple with undertones of gray

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Warm Vanilla Beige

    A warm pale beige, almost tan

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 6'4" x 9'5" (194 cm x 288 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: taupe, smokey mauve, pale sage gray, navy, salmon pink, warm vanilla beige

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Often intricate geometric patterns within a square or rectangle indicate a wedding chest or trousseau and symbolize a hope for marriage
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • 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 symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
Region of Origin

Kayseri, a key rug production center in central Anatolia, is known for rugs featuring finely knotted Persian or geometric motifs.

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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