Hand-woven kilim from the mid-20th century.
From Central Turkey, this runner is a LIDO favorite.
The bird symbol (Kus) has many meanings. It derives from Anatolia and is portrayed in many different ways. The bird is the symbol of happiness, joy and love. It stands for power and strength and is the imperial symbol of various states founded in Anatolia.
Measurements: 3.1' W x 12'10" 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.