Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
- Banner skirt panels line opposite ends of the rug
Anatolian rugs are defined by their tribal, geometric designs, rich in symbols reflective of life in traditional households.
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.