Oriental Rugs Dictionary


The Chanakkale, also known as the Dardanelles carpet, is easily identified because of its enormous squares and rectangles and its main ornament, the centrally place lozenge. These motifs were brought to Turkey by Caucasian immigrants. These Caucasian motifs were well kept In the Chanakkale rugs whereas in other Anatolian rugs the Caucasian influence was mixed with Turkish motifs.