Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
- A sickle-leaf motif featuring a leaf with a serrated edge, highlighting the requisite skill of the weaver
Aksaray is a town of central Anatolia that has a vibrant rug industry. It is the home to some of the most skilled rug repair craftsmen in Turkey.
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.