Region of Origin
- Diagonal lines weave and intersect, forming a grid-like pattern
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
- Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
- A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Kayseri, a key rug production center in central Anatolia, is known for rugs featuring finely knotted Persian or geometric motifs.
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.