Region of Origin
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
- Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
- A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
- A series of geometrically stylized waves represents water—a vital element of life
- The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
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.