Region of Origin
- Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
- 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
- Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure (sometimes with a child in her womb)—symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
- A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
- Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.
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.