Region of Origin
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
- 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 larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- 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 symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
Kayseri, a key rug production center in central Anatolia, is known for rugs featuring finely knotted Persian or geometric motifs.
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.