Region of Origin
- Open, spacious, and minimal Chinese Peking influences, featuring designs and symbols derived from Buddhism and Taoism, such as the lotus flower, tree, birds, and Chinese characters
- A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
- A minimalist midcentury motif with art deco elements
Demirci is one of the most well known handmade carpet production centers in Turkey with a distinctive coarse knot that is woven on a cotton foundation, depicting simple Persian motifs.
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.