Region of Origin
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
- Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
- 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
Cannakkale is the modern-day site of ancient Troy. Rugs from this region are known for their classic Turkish geometric designs, red wefts, and plush 100% wool texture.
Kork wool comes from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because both areas are slightly more protected from the elements, this wool has a higher lanolin content and a much softer handfeel—leaving behind a rich, silky luster.