Kilim-symbols and patterns:

The Language of the Kilims

Patterns and motives, passed down from generation to generation, are integral to nomadic carpet design. The free use of colour and symbols without regard to geometric exactitude has resulted in unique works. They perfectly express the daily lives of the nomads as well as their beliefs and desires. The interpretation of these symbols lies entirely with the viewer.

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Oriental Rug Symbols: The Figure in the Carpet
       
 
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690 €
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About the Charme of the geometric Unperfection in Nomadic Kilims Saya Behnam writes:

Perfectly Imperfect:

"Have you seen " kilims " or any oriental rugs of the Middle East? [...] The weavers slightly and sometimes drastically broke the rules of symmetry as they wove"

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