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
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Ortakoy in central Anatolia is known for geometric Anatolian motifs with hexagonal medallions and stepped details.
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.