Vilfridur

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Vilfridur 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: 3'6" x 11'7" (108 cm x 355 cm)

Vilfridur 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:
  • Blue
Color Palette:
  • Navy

    A deep true navy

  • Smokey Mauve

    A muted pink-purple with undertones of gray

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind new rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 3'6" x 11'7" (108 cm x 355 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: navy, smokey mauve, cream

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 five medallions to create multiple points of visual interest and direction
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and simple shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • 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 hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
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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