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 geometric, stylized arch that symbolizes a gateway to paradise
- Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
Karapinar in eastern Turkey is known for its geometric designs similar to those of the Caucasus region, featuring oversized medallions and angular corner pieces, usually constructed of all wool and in runner format.
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.