The Kilim Language
There are different versions in the significance of Kilim motifs, also experts consider that you have to understand the kilim language as a whole. We would be missinterpreting the weaver if we just translate motif by motif since there is irony and contextualization in kilim language too!
But since your kilim slippers are just parts of a whole, lets interpret some of the most popular designs and patterns at your feet.
Sometimes shown as a diamond or shaped as a woman with her hand on her waist. This symbol dates back to prehistory and is a representation of a pregnant woman, it is the motif of fertility but also expresses the wish of pregnant weavers of bringing healthy children into the world.
There are many symbols that help as protection of the household, the hook is probably one of the most popular but we can also find crosses or squared shaped eyes. They all serve as protection against the evil eye, a charm against bad luck and misfortune coming from those who gaze at them with ill purpose.
Ram´s horn is another symbol representing fertility, this one related to men. It is also a motif for power and masculinity.
The bird motif symbolizes freedom, in close relation to the the endless fascination of humankind towards the idea of flying. It is also the wish for good news brought from far away, carrier pigeons.
This article is sourced from Wikipedia Kilim Motif Article and from