Handwoven Wool Rug. This rug has leather on the edges in order to make the rug stable on the floor. This rug has the tree of life motif in the middle.
The tree of life is of course a worldwide symbol of life rising up to heaven. It symbolizes the universe as it lives in constant change. The soil, the roots, the lower brances, the trunk as it rises up to the sky, and the light shining on the upper branches all combine to form a symbol that encompasses both Earth and heaven.
In Turkey, cypress trees are possibly the most common tree used though anything from fig trees to palm trees can be used. The motif is used in stone masonry, wood-working, pottery, tile work, weaving, glass blowing, miniatures, literature and music and can be stylized in many different ways. (source: goturkey.com)
All our rugs are handwoven, made of wool and coloured with natural dyes. Each piece is one and only.
Material: Wool on wool
Dye: Natural Madder Dye
Design: Kocan Kilim
Size: 1.83m x 1.04m