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 simple, but classic design—zig-zag patterns represent water as a vital element in life
- A bold set of ram’s horns represents strength and bravery
- A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
Sille, a village in central Turkey near Konya, is known for its wide runners that feature Anatolian patterns with repeating geometric medallions—commonly woven with distinctive red or coral warps and wefts.
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.