Handwoven and hand-dyed with natural vegetable dyes.
With a subtle pink hue and bursts of olive, charcoal and turquoise, this stunning vintage Turkish Kilim adds a a graceful Anatolian element to any room.
'Abla' meaning 'big sister' in Turkish, this ol' girl certainly lives up to her name measuring generously at 8.5 ft x 6.5 ft and showing the other rugs how age is most definitely a sign of maturity and grace.
The grand, central motif is that of a plant called the 'Burdock'. The term "like a burdock" means full of flowers which is a symbol of abundance. Surrounded by an eight-point star, which is traditionally very difficult to weave in a rug, implies a great happiness while the 'chain' motif included is used as protection against the 'evil eye'. This narrative, including the fresh and bright color choice was intended to protect. A prayer of prosperity and happiness upon the home.
Each rug in our collection is hand picked for rarity, unusual markings and design. They all come with a certificate of origin from the antique rug gallery in Izmir, Turkey from which they were sourced.