Region of Origin
- Deeply meaningful symbols to women weavers in Anatolia, interconnected medallions signify pregnancy and consequent maternity
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
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.