Photographer's Note

Rug(Kilim)is a remarkable tradition maintained by women of Anatolia for hundreds of generations, dating back nine thousand years. The oldest record of kilims comes from Catal Hoyuk, which is in the middle of the Anatolia, existing since 7000 BC.
Turkish kilim motifs and colors usually represent the themes of life; birth, marriage, fertility, spiritual life and happiness,death but usually love and passion. They reflect the ancient cults and practices of the ancestors around these events. There are many symbols in the vocabulary of the weaver and many stylizations of each symbol. Weaving a kilim needs great passion,deep insights and patience.
In Anatolia, usually young girls and women weave the kilims for contribution to family incomes.
Motifs of a kilim reveals a deeper insight into the culture of the Anatolian people…
This photo is taken in front of an Old Ankara House in Ankara Castle.

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