One of our most favorite rugs.
This particular hand-woven Anatolian flat weave wool rug is from the late 20th century. and loaded with symbolism.
We see the Kurt Agzi. In the nomad or semi-nomadic tribes whose basic economic activity is cattle breeding, the primary threat is the attack of wolves. People use this motif as a means of protection against the wolves.
It has many symbolic motifs carefully woven to create the pattern. Most prominently is the Tree Of Life. A theme which stands for the wish of immortality or the hope for life after death. Stylisation of various plants, such as cypress, date, palm, pomegranate, fig, olive, wine, beech and oak, are used to symbolise the tree of life.
Also present are maternal symbols of the wish for matrimony, motherhood, Birds in flight represent good news and grain symbolizing abundance. There are also Bereket symbols of fertility. The snake motif is used for protection and sometimes fertility.
Measurements: 7'5' W x 10'7" 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.