The Turkmen tribe live in many sections of Iran. All Turkmen rugs and carpets have geometric patterns. The repeated "Gul" motif (elephant footprint) is the main indication of Turkem rugs. Weavers in Turkmenistan use Turkish knots and these type of rugs are among the finest quality tribal rugs. [ref. Old Carpet Persia]
Placing the correct size rug in your space is as important as choosing the right color or pattern. A rug that it is too small will shift the balance of the room unfavorably. A rug that is too big, especially in open floor plans, may put the area designations off. There are a few rules of thumb, but a picture says it better. Use these handy guides by Interior Designer Lisa Ferguson to make the best choice.