Region of Origin
- Crosses are a fundamental element of rug design (occasionally alluding to faith)
- 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
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- Just like a modern-day barber's pole, this pattern features alternating slanted stripes
Dosemealti, located in southwestern Anatolia (just north of Antalya’s seaside location), is well known for rugs that depict Anatolian-style motifs, all centered around a stylized cross.
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.