Zhenja

Zhenja Vintage Oriental Runner Rug

Description

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

Dimensions: 4'8" x 11'0" (144 cm x 336 cm)

Zhenja has been professionally cleaned; age-related wear and natural inconsistencies are inherent in these unique, handcrafted vintage rugs.

Product Type:
  • Original Vintage

    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:
  • Bubblegum Pink

    A medium true pink

  • Pale Sage Gray

    A light-to-medium gray with a greenish tint

  • Prussian Blue

    A dark gray to black-blue

  • Cream

    A warm off-white

Product Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool pile on cotton foundation
  • Dimensions: 4'8" x 11'0" (144 cm x 336 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: bubblegum pink, pale sage gray, prussian blue, cream

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
  • A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
  • A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
  • A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
  • A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Region of Origin

Sille, a village in central Turkey near Konya, is known for its wide runners that feature Anatolian patterns with repeating geometric medallions—commonly woven with distinctive red or coral warps and wefts.

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 plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. This wool pile is woven 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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