Authentic Anatolian handwoven killim featuring a variety of traditional protection symbols. The central pattern is an evil eye motif used to ward off ill wishes and other forms of evil. The surrounding triangles are yet another symbol of protection from evil.
Product Size: 90 cm x 54 cm
Color: Beige, Red, Teal, Green - Vegetable Dyed Wool
Material: 100% Wool
* Wool is the primary and often the only material used to make a kilim rug. Many kilims are made totally from wool where it is used for both warps and wefts, and wool is the primary weft material used with cotton warps, which accounts for the great majority of all kilims.
This popularity of wool is due to its inherent qualities. It is supple, durable, handles easily when spun or woven, readily takes on dyes and, most important, is in plentiful supply in kilim-making regions. There are certain breeds of sheep, like the merino, whose fleece is especially sought-after for its special luster and length of the fiber, but actually, it's the domestic fat-tailed sheep bred with its favorable climatic and grazing conditions that provides much of the excellent fleece used in kilims.
The Language of Motifs
Natural dyes made of leaves, flowers, vegetables, and roots yield the rich colors associated with Anatolian kilims and carpets. These sought-after rugs also share a unique language expressed through the motifs woven into each pattern.
Turkish kilims and rugs were first created not only for utilitarian purposes. Traditional Anatolian motifs serve as both communication and artform, and symbols on the earliest-known carpets show that religious beliefs and rituals played a role in their composition. The colorful pattern of every Turkish carpet and kilim is rich with meaning and history.
While the meanings of Turkish carpet motifs vary depending on the region, they universally touch on religion, power, nobility, and nature.
Made in Turkey