Basmah

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Basmah Vintage Turkish Runner Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 3'3" x 11'2" (100 cm x 341 cm)

Basmah 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:
  • Pink
Color Palette:
  • Salmon Pink

    A light, slightly coral pink

  • Midnight Blue

    A deep blue, almost black

  • Dove Gray

    A pale gray with a hint of blue

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug— only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'3" x 11'2" (100 cm x 341 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: salmon pink, midnight blue, dove gray

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • Lined with a repeating set of three medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
Region of Origin

Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.

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

Runners brighten the most narrow of spaces.

Hallway

Bedroom

Entryway

Kitchen

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