Antique Sumac | 8.2 x 11 | GORGEOUS Tri-Medallion Geometric Antique Turkish Konakkent Sumac | Nuella
* All of our antique & vintage rugs are professionally cleaned prior to being listed.*
Size: 8.2 x 11
About: Never again will we see another piece like this. This design, these colors, this condition, wool on wool construction, the running water motif around the perimeter, the bird track motif surrounding the beautiful geometric medallion anchors, the abrash all throughout changing from purple to earthy army green and charcoal black to deep indigo and deep indigo to deep ocean blue and then the pops of punch, tangerine, magenta-blush, with sky blue and pops of ivory. This piece really has it all - it is absolutely gorgeous, wonderful quality, great balance in design, and a super unusual color palette. There is a chance this was woven for a very wealthy Turkish family, as most of these beautiful old hand-knotted rugs were commissioned out for royalty and/or specific families. The size of this rug is a rare example of having a beautiful old Caucasian design in larger room size. Typically these geometric motifs and designs inspired by the Caucus mountains (East of Turkey) come in very small rug sizes because they were woven for themselves and often not for the market or commercial use - so to have it in this size is really special. My grandfather has secured both fringe ends of the rug to prevent unraveling and hand washed and ready to use. Whether you will build an unbelievable space around this rug or it is the final touch that will elevate the current space - this is a true mystic gem in textile form. This piece has one area that it was restored super well (it's about the size of an apple, so very minimal and barely noticeable - see pic). Make sure to get a pad with this rug as it will help give it some nice body and help eliminate some of the potential wrinklings and folding as thinner rugs, flatweaves, and Sumacs sometimes have. All in all, this is a one of a kind beauty that will send your eyes and soul into a wonderland every time you glace at it, some things just have the ability to do that, this piece is one of those things.
This rug is one-of-a-kind, only one available. Because of the nature and age of these older/antique handmade pieces, irregularities and age-related wear are likely to exist and are not considered defects.
Any questions about this rug? Don't hesitate to reach out!
We always recommend a high-quality custom cut pad for any and all rugs; these pads are made for hand-knotted rugs. They create a body and support the knots of the rug, as well as prevent it from slipping and sliding.
A note from us to you: Buying a rug is special; it's not just you finding the rug, but also the rug finding you. Think about the many coincidences that have to occur for you to find the rug of your dreams. Our rugs are woven by nomads in the villages and remote mountainous regions of the major rug weaving districts across the world. All of our rugs are genuinely old and one-of-a-kind. Like anything old and unique, they are filled with character, soul, and story. The story of a rug is something we think about a lot; who was the weaver(s)? Did they weave it for personal use, commerce, to gift, or trade? Who was the second owner, and the third!? Sometimes the little motifs and symbols in rugs can help tell the story, but we will never truly know - there's something beautiful about that. Alas, our joy is to curate these incredible pieces that speak to us, and to pass them along to their new owners to be enjoyed and cherished for many years to come; both continuing to add to the story of the rug, and to the story of the new owners.
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