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- A classic design, diamond medallions create a dynamic interplay of sub-symmetries and geometric shapes
- Angular edges and shapes like diamonds, squares, lattices, crosses, and stripes as well as geometric animals
- A simple but classic zig-zag design signifies water as an indispensable element in life
- Triangular amulets guard against evil spirits and malintent
- Commonly associated with the Yoruk nomads of Anatolia, latch-hook ornaments and details protect against ill-will and sources of danger like wild animals or natural catastrophes
Mut is a seaside town in southern Turkey known for nomadic goat hair kilims with geometric designs hand embroidered in wool yarn.
Goat hair and wool each have properties favorable to creating a durable frame. Cotton is rigid and strong and does not warp easily over time. Goat hair, which is also a naturally durable fiber, has long, bristly strands that create texture throughout the kilim. Finally, because wool takes dye very well, all embroidery is done with vegetable-dyed wool yarn for decorative effect.