Hand woven in wool originating from Turkey circa 1950-1960, this vintage mid-century flat weave represents a remarkable piece of textile from its period, marrying flat weaving and embroidery techniques in the colorful geometric floral pattern depicted against these forgiving, neutral beige-brown colorway hues. In addition to its collectible rarity, the piece enjoys a distinctly finer weave particularly drawing the eye to the light tactile allure of the multicolor embroidery patterns—especially radiant in hues of pink-red, green, blue, and other hues—in ideal condition even considering the mild color run connoisseurs will note. Collectors will further note the weaver’s signature in the third box of the central column and the square to its left, likely a name and/or date connoting the collectibility and intimate nature of this vintage flat weave as a unique hand-woven mid-century textile. Additionally worth noting is the skillful employ of juxtaposition and subtle colorway variation, particularly in the earth tone geometry (reading as black to the eye) and the natural depth it lends the lighter colors to the viewer, more encouraged through control to admire the relaxing movement and appreciate the intricate, varied hues and the particular definition they lend the imitation of shading on the floral motifs. A welcome addition to the textile lineages in our Kilim & Flat Weave Collection, this 5×8 textile is ideal to both flooring and wall-hanging projects seeking a European sensibility among Turkish flat weaves like that of this graceful transitional piece.