Region of Origin
- A modern carpet-weaving mainstay, this medallion centerpiece design was inspired by 15th-century Persian manuscript covers
- A hexagonal shape (also known as a “lozenge”) represents the female form and fertility
- 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
- A sickle-leaf motif with highly detailed and serrated leaves displays the meticulous craftsmanship and skill of the weaver
- The central design is bookended by banner skirt panels
- Triangular amulet design—believed to protect against evil spirits and bad luck
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
Gordes in western Turkey has been a major center for weaving for thousands of years. It’s also the town for which the traditional Turkish knot, called the Gordes knot, is named.
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.