Red Yildiz Runner
Flat weave Anatolian hand-woven wool kilm from the last 20th Century. Vibrant red, orange white and brown. Superb condition.
The main symbol below is the hair band. Hair band motif indicates the desire to get married or could be a newly married young women.
Anatolian women express many of their feelings by their hair style. They plait their hair and tie threads of different colors at the end of each plait called 'belik'.
Hair band, in general, is an ornament used by the bride in the wedding ceremony. Hair bands are made of black cord, wool, doubly twisted silk thread, horse tail as well as beads, sea shells, golden thread and corals.
Another Anatolian motif featured here is the Cengel or hook, used against the evil eye for protection.
Measurements: 3'.5"W x 12'.9" 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.