Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
Region of Origin
Usak in inner west Anatolia is known for carpets that mark the rise of what scholars refer to as the Turkish carpet design revolution. This revolution refers to the transition from highly geometric designs to curvilinear designs seen in Persian carpets that closely resemble motifs in Ottoman architecture and art.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply.