Zylfie

Zylfie Vintage Oriental Rug

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Rug Description

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

Dimensions: 5'10" x 7'8" (179 cm x 236 cm)

Zylfie 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:
  • Red
Color Palette:
  • Maroon

    A medium-to-dark purplish red

  • Rust Red

    A brownish red

  • Moss Green

    A grayish green, with a hint of yellow

  • Bone Beige

    A pale, cool beige

  • Taupe

    A medium-to-dark brown-gray

Rug Details

  • One-of-a-kind vintage rug — only one in stock!
  • 100% wool
  • Dimensions: 5'10" x 7'8" (179 cm x 236 cm)
  • Low pile: approximately 0.2" (0.5 cm)
  • Color palette: maroon, rust red, moss green, bone beige, taupe

Curator's Notes

Motifs
  • A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
  • A prominent, oversized medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
  • Artisanal and tribal, geometric designs feature angular edges and primitive shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
  • Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure (sometimes with a child in her womb)—symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
  • A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
  • Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
Region of Origin

Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.

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.

How to Style This Rug

Medium rugs between 5’ x 8’ and 6’ x 9’ are loved for their versatility.

Living Room

Bedroom

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