Vintage Turkish Hand-Knotted Rug | Bodrum Aegean Kilim in Rustic Tones 1940s
Step into a world of tradition and elegance with our exquisite Mid-Century Turkish Flat-Weave Rug, hailing from the enchanting region of Milas in the heart of Mugla. This rare and captivating kilim, dating back to the 1940s, showcases a tapestry of history and craftsmanship that is simply unmatched.
The primary canvas of this stunning rug is adorned in a rich and warm brick red hue, reminiscent of the sun-kissed terracotta walls of the charming Aegean villages. Embracing this canvas is a double-layered border, reminiscent of the timeless "hair band" patterns that adorn the tresses of ancient Turkish princesses. These intricate motifs are rendered in an array of rustic and earthy tones, such as muted sunflower yellow, khaki as soft as sand dunes, creamy ivory like the coastal seashells, smoky anthracite, and even a delicate pastel pink, reminiscent of a seaside sunset.
At first glance, the design may appear deceptively simple, but a closer inspection reveals a meticulous attention to detail that is the hallmark of this Aegean masterpiece. As the "hair band" motifs intertwine, you'll discover delicate "fetter" motifs tucked artfully into the canvas's own color, creating an intricate tapestry of artistry that tells a story all its own.
What truly sets this rug apart is the awe-inspiring centerpiece—a majestic "dragon" motif that graces the heart and soul of the canvas. As if to pay homage to this magnificent creature, four smaller replicas of the same motif dance around the edges, each echoing the rug's compelling natural earthy and rustic palette. The "dragon", an enduring symbol of strength and resilience, infuses the rug with an air of mystique and intrigue.
This magnificent kilim rug boasts a versatile 5x8 size, ideal for adding a touch of ethereal beauty to any space. Completing its exquisite profile, delicate white tassels adorn its edges, adding a touch of whimsy and charm.
This mid-century marvel seamlessly blends into a variety of interior designs, from the eclectic and traditional to the transitional and bohemian. It also finds a natural home in Southwestern, rustic, and modern farmhouse aesthetics, seamlessly enhancing any room. Your living room, entryway, kitchen, guest room, dining room, or office will be elevated to new heights of elegance, sophistication, and character with the addition of this timeless masterpiece.
Unearth the past, embrace tradition, and enrich your surroundings with the allure of our rare and resplendent Bodrum Flat-Weave Rug from the heart of Milas. This is more than just a rug; it's a piece of history and a work of art that will be treasured for generations to come.
Dimensions: 5' 4" W x 8' 2" L
Floor Heating Safe: Yes
Material: Wool on cotton
Origin: Mugla, Turkey
Primary Color: Rustic tones
Product Care: Vacuum clean gently or professional cleaning
Style: Tribal style