Region of Origin
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- 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
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
- A handsome, hand-braided fringe woven from threads of the loom
Izmir, located on the west coast of Anatolia, serves as a key collection and distribution center for rugs woven along the coastal region.
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.