Mini vintage Turkish knotted pile rug from the city of Kars in North Eastern Turkey. These Mini Rugs are known as 'Yastiks' - small pillows that were used by nomads that have now been turned into tiny floor rugs in their second life.
They may be small but they will draw attention! They are very versatile and can be used in many places around the home including in front of the bathroom vanity, entry ways, beside the bed or even the kitchen.
All YUVA products are one of a kind vintage pieces that may contain imperfections, signs of wear, repairs and blemishes. These signs of age make our vintage rugs totally unique and are appropriate to the age of the rug.
YUVA is a specialist importer of kilims, and other vintage rugs, runners, saddle-bags, cushions and bags. With a love of traditional artistry and an eye for quality, we have found our passion in sourcing beautiful Turkish goods, all hand woven with a rich history.
Our goal is simply to introduce New Zealand to the timeless allure of Turkish rugs and make these beautiful products accessible to everyone. We work closely with collectors, interior designers and first time buyers seeking to add a touch of elegance to their living space. We provide expert advice, ensuring that every customer finds the perfect rug that speaks to their unique style.
Our team travels to Turkey annually to discover new trends, purchase new items and support the local communities that bring these artworks to life. Each piece is personally selected, no two are ever the same. Great attention is given to quality, design, colour harmony and of course, value for money.
YUVA (formally Mary Kelly Kilims) was originally established in 1995 by Mary Kelly. Mary's daughter in law, Harriet Kelly joined the business in 2019 and has since transformed YUVA into what it is today. Harriet now runs YUVA, carrying on Mary's adoration and deep knowledge of Turkish homewares.
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