Region of Origin
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
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.