Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
- A classic design, diamond medallions create a dynamic interplay of sub-symmetries and geometric shapes
- A ram’s horn, symbolic of strength, and bravery
Van in eastern Turkey is known for its dark, earth-toned kilims with stylized floral motifs, animal figures, and simple borders. Rugs from Van are woven by nomadic Kurdish tribes who dwell in the area.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.