Hey guys it has been a while since I posted more about the topic , I know I am too slow at posting stuff, All this because of the summative week coming near and I’m just gearing up for it.
Well, I briefed about kilims in my previous post, hope you had given a read!! What does it take to make a kilim? In material terms, not very much really. A loom, a beating comb, a shuttle (optional) and a knife or scissors are the simple tools needed and wool is the primary material. Cotton, silk and animal hair (goat, camel, or horse) are also sometimes used, mostly in conjunction with wool. Gold or silver thread, beads, and other small decorative baubles that strike the weaver’s fancy are also sometimes inserted into the design, but not very often. There are several weaving techniques out of which the Balanced plain weave is majorly used.
Motifs are derived from symbols that were used in ages gone by to inform, communicate and to convey ideas. Over time, some of these signs merged with myths, acquired hidden significance and moved into the world of esoteric symbolism. Their primary purpose may well be psychological rather than aesthetic. Some of the commonly known motifs are:
– Elibelinde motif (symbol of motherhood and fertility)
– Ram’s Horn (symbol of heroism , masculinity and power)
– Kus motif ( symbol of a bird )
-Su yolu motif ( symbolises running water )
- These were few examples of kilim motifs. however, there are many more motifs which symbolises a meaning.
Major kilim producing regions are:
-Aegean Region (Afyon, Aydin, Bergama, Denizli, Manisa, Ushak)
-Central Anatolia, Eastern Anatolia , southeastern Anatolia
-Mediterranean Region (Adana, Antalya)
Retrieved from– https://www.kilim.com/kilim-wiki/kilim-motifs
A lot of information flooded right?? My upcoming posts will be exciting since it will have my inspiration board and visual board which is not so dull like the content above haha!
See you soon peeps..