Helen

Only one made

Helen Vintage Turkish Runner Rug

Estimated ship date three weeks from purchase date.

Description

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

Dimensions: 2'11" x 12'9" (91 cm x 389 cm)

Helen 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

  • Tan

    A pale brown

  • Walnut Brown

    A medium-to-dark true brown

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 2'11" x 12'9" (91 cm x 389 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: sandstone, tan, walnut brown, bone beige

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
  • Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
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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