Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- Repeating medallions create visual interest as medallions fill out the length of a runner with ornate details
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
- Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
- A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
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.