Object ID
1994.39.1
Object Name
Rug
Alternative Name
Rug (runner)
Measurements
62.3900200000 cm. W x 181.6100000000 cm. L Since this is a textile, the dimensions may change depending on how it is displayed., Item (Overall)
Material
Wool
Object Entities
Dangles, Suzanne (is related to)
Object Description
The outside of the carpet runner has a red background, with the Greek key border in black. The middle of the rug has a black background with a blocky flower design. It has roses in red and pink, along with leaves of green with yellow. There are also clusters of three blue flowers with a yellow center. The red border and the black background blend together in a zigzag pattern.
Origin
This carpet runner was made before the 1970s, though there is no specific date. This was handmade in Geraki, Greece. Carpet runners are generally used in hallways or stairs to protect the floor. The Greek key design is commonly referred to as a meander, based off of the Meander River. It is said to symbolize infinity and eternal flow. Geraki is a village at the foot of Mount Parnonas, on the site of a medieval settlement.
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Citation
Rug, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/5732. Accessed 11/23/20.