Region of Origin
- A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
- A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
Maden is a town in central Anatolia known for rugs featuring Anatolian motifs, but with uniquely oversized floral designs and scalloped (instead of stepped) details throughout.
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.