Region of Origin
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
- A Kotchanak border features a lineup of hexagons with stylized ram’s horns protruding from each end—a symbol of strength and bravery
Malatya, found in central Anatolia, is known for its coarsely knotted rugs and geometric designs woven by Kurdish tribes.
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. This wool pile is woven onto a cotton foundation, another popular choice in rug design. The cotton used is rigid, strong, and provides a sturdy foundation that’s designed to last a lifetime—or ten.