Region of Origin
- A star motif represents productivity
- A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
- A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
- Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
- A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
- 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
- Patterned with geometrically serrated leaves
Konya is the former capital of the Selcuk empire—where the earliest traditions of weaving can be traced back to. Today, the area is still a key producer of rugs in Turkey.
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.