Hand-woven kilim from the mid-20th century.
This Western Turkish flat weave has a natural base color and border in pastel hues.
The border motif is a kostek or fetter cuffs symbolizes keeping the family together. Used in Anatolian weaving the symbols mean love and devotion and to each other the binding ties of the family union. The presence of the Nazarlik our evil eye signifies protection against an evil glance.
Measurements: 5'7"' W x 7'10" L
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The Kilim rug has been woven by the women of Anatolia for hundreds of generations dating back thousands of years. Turkish mothers passed down the tradition to their daughters. Collectives of woman would work together to create these beautiful heirlooms.
One of the most fascinating traditions is the inclusion of geometric symbols and motifs found in every rug. The weavers would add these symbols to every rug. Sometimes it was to personalize the rug for the recipient, sometimes to add their own personal touch with information about the weavers, and sometimes the markings were based on things in the geographic area. Common symbols include protection, family, children and matrimony.
These ancient shapes are still used today and help translate the origin story of historical and heritage pieces passed down through the generations.