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- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- A series of repeating medallions create a beautifully complex field or pattern
- An absolute classic, diamond-based designs create a beautiful and dynamic field of geometric shapes
- 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
- Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
Gaziantep is a major rug collection center located in southeastern Turkey. In particular, the area is known for hand-embroidered, flatweave cicims (a specific type of kilim).
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 foundation made from a mix of fibers, and crafted by nomadic weavers using seasonably available materials all known for their durability.