The people of the western countries have always been fascinated by the orient. This is not astonishing, if you consider that the culture goes back milleniums and is rich with treasures. When the first wave of travellers started form Europe in the 17th and 18th century the Ottoman Empire was one of the most mysterious travel destinations that a European could head for. When the travellers came back they told exciting tales and carried beautiful rugs. Patchwork rug from turkey are being manufactured following an old tradition and belong to the most complex pieces in animal hide.