Region of Origin
- An interplay of repeating medallions fill out the field
- Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure sometimes depicted with a child in her womb, symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
- A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
- 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
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.