One day a Y\u00fcr\u00fck tribal chief saw a kilim rug cast on the ground by a tent. Looking at it brought anguish to his heart, so he called on his men to find the father of the girl who had woven that kilim rug. When the father of the girl was brought to the tent the chief asked:\n \u201cYou have a daughter, don\u2019t you?\u201c\n \u201cYes, I do\u201d replied the father.\n \u201cAs I understand it,\u201d continued the chief, \u201cyou want to marry the girl to someone she doesn\u2019t want. She has set her heart on another.\u201c\n At first the father was stunned \u2013 how could the chief know of this \u2013 but then his tongue was loosened:\n \u201cThat\u2019s true, I\u2019m a poor man and the man who wants to marry my daughter is rich, so I promised to give him her hand in marriage. My girl, though, lost her heart to a poor young man\u2026but how could you know of this?\u201c\n The chief pointed to the kilim rug on the ground saying:\n \u201cDidn\u2019t your daughter weave this kilim rug?\u201d \n \u201cYes, she did\u201d said the father, to which the chief replied:\n \u201cSo I knew about it from the language spoken by this kilim rug\u2026I\u2019ll give you a horse, a camel, go and marry the girl to the one she loves. Oh! and tell her this\u2026she wove it well, but she should put a bit less of a green accent by the red\u2026as it is, I was almost misled.\u201c\n (Translated from \u201cAnadolu\u2019da Kilimler de Konusur\u201d, an article by Dr. Mehmet Onder in issue No. 11 of the magazine \u201cKultur ve Sanat\u201d published by Turkiye Is Bankasi, Sept. 1999, Ankara, Turkey.)\n\u201cThe lore of kilim motifs, designs, colors and their symbolism is as rich and complex as the combined heritage of cultures that gave them birth and contributed to their evolution.\u201d\n[Source: Kilim.com]\nPerhaps this lore is the lure of the Kilim!\njm\nJune 2015\nThe post The Lore of a Kilim Rug | The Lure of a Kilim Rug appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.