Lined with geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
Typically associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, these latch-hook ornaments are believed to protect against sources of danger—including ill will, wild animals, and natural disasters
Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Region of Origin
Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.
Kork wool comes from the underbelly and neck of the sheep. Because both areas are slightly more protected from the elements, this wool has a higher lanolin content and a much softer handfeel—leaving behind a rich, silky luster.