This Vintage Turkish Overdyed Rug, originally hand-woven of 100% sheep wool on a cotton base in Isparta, Western Anatolia, Turkey up to 60 years ago, has been “Color Reformed” to produce a strongly colored, monotone base color through which elements of the original design motifs can be seen in darker contrast. The original rug has been sun-faded and then neutralised and after this process is complete, the whole rug is then immersed in a strong, vegetable dye bath to produce the main, overall base color. After further sun drying and fading, the pile is then reduced resulting in the faded / distressed “Vintage-Look” so popular at this time. The reduced pile allows for flexibility of placement under furniture and ease of cleaning. This rug is quite heavy and the variations in color are intentional. These rugs combine a contemporary color palette with vintage design appeal.