Region of Origin
- An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
- A geometric, step-like pattern often found in Anatolian designs
- Rectangular shapes mimic castle battlements—symbolizing protection and security
- A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
- Anatolian in origin, a hands-on-hips motif represents a mother goddess figure (sometimes with a child in her womb)—symbolizing motherhood, fertility, and abundance
Kars, found in the easternmost part of Turkey (near the Caucasus border), is known for its rugs woven with modified Caucasian designs. Almost always constructed with an all-wool foundation, these rugs are coarsely woven in either earth-toned natural wool colors (like cream, gray, and brown) or pastel pinks and blues.
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.