Turkish Original Antique Corum Rug, Strong Woman
Identification Number: 100HRA0010001
Origin / Origin: ÇORUM - TURKEY
Geographical Indication Registration Number: CANDIDATE
Name of the Product: Strong Woman
Dimensions Square meter: 2 m x 4,20 = 8,4 Square meters
Place of Production: ÇORUM / KÖYEVİ
Manufacturer: Anonymous / Public
Production Year: Between 1935-1945
Production Method: 100% Hand Production
Production Time Approx: 12 months
Pattern Quality (out of 10): 10
Weight: 10,250 kg
Dye Technique: Root-Natural Dye
Thread Technique and Weft Warp Yarn: Hand spinning / Woolly Wool - 100% Wool
Pattern Features: From the outside to the inside: Waterway, Tree of Life, Hand comb, Bukağı Sun, Geometric Chest, 5 Belly, evil eye-Eye, Yinyang (Love Bond), Ram's Head, Hand on waist.
Product Condition: EXTRAORDINARY / ANTIQUE
Çorum is located in the middle of rug production regions such as Amasya, Sivas, Samsun, Çankırı, Yozgat in Anatolia. However, rug and carpet production in Çorum almost disappeared. For this reason, rugs and carpets produced on time have become very, very valuable day by day. The rug you have seen in the advertisement is a masterpiece of 80 years. Words are not enough to describe the double wing rug, which came out flawlessly by a master at the peak of his art. If you are a true rug enthusiast or if you want to have a special rug in your home, you should definitely consider this rug. Now let's give you a few secrets about the rug in the advertisement. We see a small text "bismillah" on it. When you look at the dimensions and the inscription on it, it is obvious that this rug is a mosque rug. So what does mosque rugs mean? Muslim Nomad women knit rugs for dowry in apprenticeship at the beginning of their lives, in the middle of journeymanship, whether they are income or for their children, and for mosques in their mastership. The rugs they knit both to hear the prayers of those who go to the mosque and to make a gift in the way of god are the most valuable ones. Because they make all their mastery speak while weaving this rug, from the tassel, the spun wool, the colors, the size of the rug, the magnificent symmetry despite having double wings and the perfection of the joints, you will immediately understand how valuable this rug is. When you look at the weight per square meter, you can easily understand how beautifully the wool is curved, and when you look at the abundance and harmony of the colors used, you can easily understand what a wonderful artist Yörük woman has come up with. This rug is made in the style of combining two different wings called double wings. Due to the small size of the weaving loom, Yoruk women weave large rugs in two pieces. However, it is almost impossible to weave these mirror-like two pieces that are opposite to each other in harmony and symmetrically without any slippage. This becomes more difficult as the size increases. All these features are present in this rug you have seen. If we evaluate the size, color, difficulty, quality, difficulty of the motif and depth of expression… and its condition until today, we can easily see that we have an extraordinary rug. Remember, rugs are generally not woven through a ready-made design. The weaver starts and then takes shape. For this reason, it is much more difficult to weave the second mirror wing from the reverse after the double wing weaves the first piece of such a large rug. You will weave an improvised rug, and then the exact opposite of that improvisation. Considering how difficult even painters have in drawing the face in the mirror, we can better understand the artistry and occupation of a rug of this size, which has been struggling for months.
What Does This Rug Say?
We can say that we are dealing with one of the rugs that we will have the most difficult to explain. The variety of motifs on it offers us a full narrative. It includes wishes, experiences, prayers, and protections against evil eye. The most interesting is the combination of monster mouth, hand on waist and yingyang (love devotion) motif, which is the dominant motif in the middle belly. Therefore, it would be more correct to concentrate on the main idea of the rug rather than what it says. The main idea is that a strong woman can stand up to all evil, her loving and attachment glorifies and strengthens her.
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