Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
- A classic design, diamond medallions create a dynamic interplay of sub-symmetries and geometric shapes
- Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
Anatolian rugs are defined by their tribal, geometric designs, rich in symbols reflective of life in traditional households.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. A cotton foundation is also a popular choice, used to tie the wool knots onto. Cotton is rigid and strong, providing a firm foundation that stands the test of time.