Region of Origin
- Directional design or color gradients with purposeful asymmetry and movement
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
- A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
- A pattern of repeating hooks mirrors a set of breaking waves
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.
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.