Region of Origin
- A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
- A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
Yahyali is a town in central Anatolia near Cappadocia, and is known for rugs in primary colors (red, yellow, and blue) that feature Anatolian motifs, often including a hexagonal or diamond medallion with pendants on a red field.
Kork wool is shorn from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because these areas are more protected from the environment, the resulting wool has a much higher lanolin content and feels softer in texture and has a greater luster and sheen.