Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
- 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
- A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Dosemealti in southwestern Anatolia, just north of the seaside city of Antalya, is known for its rugs featuring Anatolian motifs centered around a prevalent, stylized cross design.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.