Region of Origin
- A star motif represents productivity
- A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
- A simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
- Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
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. 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.