FROM THE BLOG:
From the Inventory: Di̇lek, a rare 19th Century Antique Turkish rug
We call this rug, Di̇lek, the Turkish word for desire or wish. A truly spectacular carpet, this hand-knotted and hand-spun Turkish angora goat’s wool rug dates to 1890 Central Anatolia. It is remarkable to find a rug of this age and condition with such brilliant warm hues, especially in such a large size (10.3′ x 13.1′).
While this rug is available for approval and purchase, some clients have used its color and design as inspiration for a custom piece that the King’s House Oriental Rugs weavers make in our Central Anatolian Weavery.
Pictured here you can see Christin holding several balls of yarn that perfect match the hues of this antique rug. To achieve perfectly matched colors, these balls of yarn have been unwoven from other antique rugs and dyed using the many of the same methods and materials from late 19th century. Why, you ask? While modern Turkish wool is superior to wools from other parts of the world, much older Turkish wool has a certain patina and ability to take and hold the dyes.
We love working with designers and clients to concept and create custom commissioned rugs or to source an antique or vintage piece that meets your specifications.
ORIGIN: Central Anatolia, circa 1890
DIMENSIONS: 10.3' x 13.1'
MATERIALS: Hand-knotted, hand-spun Turkish angora goat's wool (mohair), natural dyes
AVAILABILITY: This piece from our collection is sold. However, it is available for custom-commissioned projects. Please inquire for additional details.