Region of Origin
- A variation of motifs—simple, tribal, bold, and colorful—all hailing from the Anatolian region (modern-day Turkey)
- Deeply meaningful symbols to the women weavers of this culture, these interconnected medallions represent pregnancy and motherhood
- A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
- A geometric, step-like pattern which expresses the primitive, yet artisanal qualities of weaving from nomadic cultures
- A tree of life (a symbol found in several religions around the world) alludes to the Garden of Eden
- A symmetrical overhead view of a floral rosette
- The corners of the rug are heavily ornate
Avanos, found in central Anatolia, is famous for its handcrafted goods, including rugs and pottery. Rugs from this area tend to feature geometric floral motifs and scalloped-edge fields.
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.