Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Language Of Turkish Motifs

For the most people, looking at a Turkish rug is nice because of the colors or the graphics. But how many people think about their meanings? Surely every pattern and every color has a special meaning and is used to express a certain emotion. Of course, every region has its characteristic colors and designs. Owning a Turkish rug or a "Kilim" is not just owning something to cover the floor. It´s owning a piece of art. In most of the Turkish carpets you can find the color Red, which expresses wealth and joy. Green is used to symbolize heaven while Blue is an expression of nobility. Yellow as a joyful color shall keep the evil away and is mostly used for prayer rugs. Maybe the next time, when you look at a Kilim, a big carpet or a small rug you follow the pattern and think about their meanings...

2 comments:

Ksenia said...

Thank you for these interesting information about the colors!
I really like your blog! :)

Esra said...

You´re very welcome!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog :)