Region of Origin
- A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
- Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
- An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
- The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
- Floral motifs are a staple in rug design—showing up in a variety of styles including natural, abstract, and geometric
Kula, in western Turkey, is known for its tribal and geometric rug designs.
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.