Region of Origin
- Architectural elements represent significant structures like monuments, churches, temples, and ruins
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
- A sickle-leaf motif with highly detailed and serrated leaves displays the meticulous craftsmanship and skill of the weaver
- Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
Ladik, located in central Anatolia, is one of the oldest carpet-making areas in all of Turkey. Rugs from this town tend to have a much tighter weave and higher knot count, and are recognized for their finely woven Persian floral designs.
Wool is the most widely used fiber in Turkish rug design. Not only is it plentiful in supply, it’s durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.