Don’t Step on Me!
kilim, gray felt, yarn
170 x 118 cm.

The motifs used in Turkish kills reflect on the beliefs, lived experiences and environment of the women who weave them.  They may carry a secret message or tell a symbolic story.  Some years ago, Atakan, finding the design pleasing, bought this film without any knowledge about its symbolism.  For this work, she used it as a background for her message, “Don’t Step on Me!” Exasperated by the plight of women in the patriarchal system, she sends a plea to the universe. 
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