1/28/14Interpreting the motifs on Turkish rugs
While visiting Istanbul a couple a years ago, I made ‘friends’ with one of the guys with a shop at The Grand Bazaar. I was asking him so many questions about the rugs and blankets, the colors and motifs that he gave me a print out of some of the symbols used in traditional Turkish rugs. I came across the sheet while cleaning out my inspiration folder over the weekend and thought that it would be fun to share with you here.
Before studying this sheet, I had never given too much thought to what the various motifs on the rugs actually mean, but looking at the rugs now and being able to ‘read’ them adds a new dimension to the beauty of them, don’t you think?