Region of Origin
- An interplay of repeating medallions fill out the field
- A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
- Linear motifs intersect to form a grid of geometric repeating patterns
Karapinar in eastern Turkey is known for its geometric designs similar to those of the Caucasus region, featuring oversized medallions and angular corner pieces, usually constructed of all wool and in runner format.
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.