Region of Origin
- Deeply meaningful symbols to women weavers in Anatolia, interconnected medallions signify pregnancy and consequent maternity
- A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- A geometric central medallion encircled in crenellated hooks that signify protection against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
Dosemealti in southwestern Anatolia, just north of the seaside city of Antalya, is known for its rugs featuring Anatolian motifs centered around a prevalent, stylized cross design.
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.