Region of Origin
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
- A universal design feature of rugs, floral motifs appear in a variety of stylized forms from natural, abstract, to geometric
- A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
Maden is a town in central Anatolia known for rugs featuring Anatolian motifs, but with uniquely oversized floral designs and scalloped (instead of stepped) details throughout.
Wool is the most popular fiber used in Turkish rugs because it is supple, durable, and plentiful in supply. A cotton foundation is also a popular choice, used to tie the wool knots onto. Cotton is rigid and strong, providing a firm foundation that stands the test of time.