Vintage Runner handknotted in Anatolia, Turkey in the 1950's.
Formed of a cotton foundation with a short wool pile.
Oushak carpets are made up of very densely woven small knots, which makes them a great option for high traffic areas. Oushak carpets get their namesake from their true place of origin, Usak, which is just south of Istanbul.
A unique vintage piece with so much history - one only.
Hemp vintage overdyed Turkish Kilim runner - made in the central Anatolia/Black Sea region in Turkey.
Features dusty blush vintage hemp background with slight colour variegation, and embroidered details with soft pops of colour. The back is finished with grey cotton backing.
This piece has a sister runner as it was cut from a longer runner into two.
Turkish villagers produced hemp stalk until the 1960's when its production was prohibited. Because of prohibition, hemp fibre and hemp rugs became incredibly rare, and today it can be difficult to find original hemp Kilim rugs.
Organic, handspun, handwoven, and handmade out of natural fibre, and the durability and thermostatic property of hemp means it acts as a natural thermostat in both summer and winter.