Niğde province is an important center of hand-woven carpets in Central Anatolia of Turkey. Although dedicated carpet markets are about to disappear now,
Niğde carpet market still struggles to survive. The market is set up every Tuesday
and producers bring their carpets, rugs and other similar hand-woven products
to the market in order to be sold to merchants or retail buyers. In this article, a
carpet which was found at the Niğde carpet market and understood to be woven
in the Melendiz district around the middle of the 20
th century is examined interms of technical properties and pattern design features. The carpet includes various patterns; consist of mosque architecture, stylized local figures of plants,
symbolic and geometric features.