Region of Origin
- 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
- A wide dominant border flanked by two minor reciprocal borders
- A tree of life symbol, common to many monotheistic religions, brings to mind the garden of Eden
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.