A vintage Turkish rug, 1'6 x 3'1
‘Yastik’ means pillow in Turkish and is also the term used to refer to these small rugs that were once pillows or cushions when they were first created years ago!
The fronts of these pillows were hand-woven with wool - lasting lifetimes. The backs were typically made of flat woven undyed cotton which became tattered over time. When that happens, the backs are either replaced or cut off entirely to start it's new life as a small mat or "yastik"