Region of Origin
- A central medallion anchors the motif to a center focal point from which the design blooms out and is balanced by complementary design elements
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
- Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
- Features a one-of-kind and subtly distressed look from gentle wear over time
Ortakoy, found in central Anatolia, is known for geometric Anatolian motifs with hexagonal medallions and stepped details.
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.