Region of Origin
- A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
- A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
- A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Yahyali is a town in central Anatolia near Cappadocia, and is known for rugs in primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) that feature Anatolian motifs, often including a hexagonal or diamond medallion with pendants on a red field.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.