ISSN:2149-0821

MOTIFS RELATED TO WATER IN ANATOLIAN CARPETS AND KILIMS


Water is one of the factors that ensure the continuity of life. The need for water and what water provides for the living life have been discovered ages before, wars have been launched. Water has been examined in every field that develops humanity from science to philosophy, from religion to art. Matters and expectations of life are symbolized by motifs in Anatolian carpets and kilims. Therefore, Anatolian people have developed motifs expressing the water they need every day. In the article, the physical structure of water, its importance in belief systems, its place in philosophical thought and its role in the formation of civilization are examined. Water, which communes with the concepts such as purity, nobility, fertility, purification and rebirth, is explained in the form, symbolic meaning and surface arrangement in Anatolian carpets and kilims. It is emphasized that the meanings imposed on water are discussed in different disciplines and in which form the motifs depicting water are in Anatolian carpets and kilims and where they are in the weaving.


Keywords


Anatolian, carpet, kilim, water, motif.

Author : Mine TAYLAN
Number of pages: 426-434
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/SOBIDER.41426
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The Journal of Social Sciences
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