Symbolism Represented in Antique Caucasian Rugs (Part 3)

Symbolism Represented in Antique Caucasian Rugs (Part 3)

Over the past several weeks, I have been writing about the fascinating background of antique Caucasian rugs woven during the Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving (ca. 1800 to ca. 1910). In the articles, I described the harsh conditions that the tribes encountered and how they expressed their view of life and the cosmos through the rugs. In this, the third and final installment, I will be looking more closely at specific symbols that they, primarily women, wove into the rugs and the meaning of each. Wheel of Life Appearing throughout time in numerous cultures, this ancient mandala shows life’s ever-changing yet cyclical nature. The tribal people believed life’s events were not haphazard. Instead, they were gifts that, if embraced, could support one to grow. The mandala’s latch hooks encircling the wheel are associated with the dragon symbol. Small stars were often placed within the wheel, perhaps to demonstrate the potential fruit of facing life’s events with bala
Over the past several weeks, I have been writing about the fascinating background of antique Caucasian rugs woven during the Second Golden Age of Persian Weaving (ca. 1800 to ca. 1910). In the articles, I described the harsh conditions that the tribes encountered and how they expressed their view of life and the cosmos through the rugs. In this, the third and final installment, I will be looking more closely at specific symbols that they, primarily women, wove into the rugs and the meaning of each. Wheel of Life Appearing throughout time in numerous cultures, this ancient mandala shows life’s ever-changing yet cyclical nature. The tribal people believed life’s events were not haphazard. Instead, they were gifts that, if embraced, could support one to grow. The mandala’s latch hooks encircling the wheel are associated with the dragon symbol. Small stars were often placed within the wheel, perhaps to demonstrate the potential fruit of facing life’s events with bala