Region of Origin
- This repeating octagonal pattern comes from Bokhara (modern-day Uzbekistan), a historic stop along the Silk Road trade route
- Geometric designs feature angular edges and shapes—like diamonds, squares, lattices, and stylized animals
- A larger border is flanked by two smaller borders
- A classic, eight-pointed star stands for balance and harmony
- 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
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.