Region of Origin
- Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of Anatolia, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
- A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- Stripes—a simple and timeless classic
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
Dazkiri (which means “bare field” in Turkish) is a village in western Anatolia. Rugs from this region tend to feature one large diamond medallion with spandrels, in which the medallion and surrounding field are filled with geometric florets.
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. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.