In anatolia, the motifs and the way they are designed tell the weaver’s story.
In the first photo, the red section features the Fetter (a chain or manacle typically locked around the ankles), which symbolises family union, the devotion of lovers and the hope that they would always be together.
In the centre, what is generally known as Ying-Yang, represents harmony between two.
On the right, we see the motif for running water - which symbolizes the life giving power of water, or fertility and purification.
In the second photo, the Ram’s Horn (woven in black and white) symbolizes fertility, heroism and power. Beside it, I’m guessing it is a family crest that represents the name of a Turkish tribe.
From all of these clues, we can surmise that this Kilim was woven to express fertility and love; it could have been made by a bride-to-be, or given to her, as a wish for the future of a blissful marriage and blessed with children.
I wanted to incorporate as much detail as the original weavers do into their work, so the book is binded the same way that these front and back cover textiles are weaved.
Specifications: • A6 ( 6”x4” or 14.8 cm x 10.5 cm ) size • 108 pages • Insert papers: Blank, 170 GSM
Handmade in Singapore, it can be used as a diary, notebook, guestbook - anything to record memories or ideas. Its compact size and sturdiness makes it convenient to carry around.
Since each book is handmade to order, please allow 5 days to complete your book.
Inserts papers are purchased from a paper thrift shop in support of sustainability.