Esoteric symbolism
antique heybe kilim
orange felt, metal decoration, embroidery

“Motifs in Turkish kilims 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.  Due to the hidden forces they are believed to imply, their primary purpose may well be psychological rather than aesthetic.”

The artist found it appropriate to use this object as a background for her granddaughter’s childhood memory that would become a part of their family story

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