Hand-embroidered traditionally by a group of women in a bridal party, this vintage wedding tapestry/kilim is pieced together with love and care for the 'Hope Chest' of a bride-to-be.
With reoccurring motif of 'Elibelinde', translating to 'hands on hips' - which is the traditional symbol of motherhood and fertility. Along with the repeating 'evil eye' imagery which denoted protection of a higher power. a perfect prayer for woman entering marriage.
Made from a combination of wool and goat-hair
hand-dyed with natural vegetable dyes
Adorn a wall with a story or use to decorate on the end of a bed, this one-of-a-kind weaving is truly remarkable.
Hang horizontally as well as vertically.
Each rug in our collection is hand picked for rarity, unusual markings and design. They all come with a certificate of origin from the antique rug gallery in Izmir, Turkey from which they were sourced.