Region of Origin
- Repeating motif of octagon medallions originating from Bokhara (modern day Uzbekistan), a historic stop on the Silk Road trade route
- Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- A result of gentle wear over time, a cross-hatched fade pattern produces a soft, distressed effect that mutes the color palette
Isparta in southwest Turkey is considered one of the major rug production centers in Turkey. Turkish motifs and floral designs are common in Isparta rugs.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. A cotton foundation is also a popular choice, used to tie the wool knots onto. Cotton is rigid and strong, providing a firm foundation that stands the test of time.