Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
- Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
Anatolian rugs are defined by their tribal, geometric designs, rich in symbols reflective of life in traditional households.
Goat hair and wool each have properties favorable to creating a durable frame. Cotton is rigid and strong and does not warp easily over time. Goat hair, which is also a naturally durable fiber, has long, bristly strands that create texture throughout the kilim. Finally, because wool takes dye very well, all embroidery is done with vegetable-dyed wool yarn for decorative effect.