Region of Origin
- A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
- Twin pendants flank a central medallion
- The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- A crosshatched fade from gentle wear over time produces a soft, distressed look, muting the original color palette
Gordes in western Turkey has been a major center for weaving for thousands of years. It’s also the town for which the traditional Turkish knot, called the Gordes knot, is named.
Wool is the most widely used fiber in Turkish rug design. Not only is it plentiful in supply, it’s durable, long-lasting, and incredibly plush—so it’s super comfy to walk and relax on. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.