Region of Origin
- A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
- Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
- A geometric running water motif, with repeating waves, representing water as an indispensable element in life
- 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
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Isparta in southwest Turkey is considered one of the major rug production centers in Turkey. Turkish motifs and floral designs are common in Isparta rugs.
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.