Region of Origin
- A central medallion centerpiece design appropriated from 15th century Persian manuscript covers, now a mainstay of carpet weaving
- Geometric stepped details characteristic of Anatolian motifs
- A hexagonal structure, also referred to as a lozenge, represents the female form and fertility
- Oversized geometrically stylized birds, possibly peacocks, illustrate regal beauty and splendor
- Lined with a triplet of geometrically stylized Anatolian medallions
- Simple, tribal, bold, and colorful motifs that originate from the Anatolian region that comprises the majority of modern-day Turkey
Malatya in central Anatolia is known for its coarsely knotted rugs with geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.
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.