A Study on Symbols Roles in Shaping Appearances and Forms in Hand-Wovens of Kurdistan Province, Iran

Shirin Rostami


Kurdistan has been the birthplace and provider of myth and religion because of its ancient history, wondering nature and variety of religions. One of the best instances is Kurdish hand-wovens. Cultural examples such as myth can be understood and explained only in the cultural foundation of those people. The myth is understood in their integrity and their prominent element in myths is meaning. They are constant and variable in content. Origin Genesis of myth is also time, therefore, how mythological figures have made their way through Kurdish hand-wovens (carpet, rug, Carpet) depend on society conditions in accepting and adsorbing mythical stories. The research which is a field and theoretical research takes different hand-wovens in different museums including national carpet museum observations into consideration. Significant examples of symbolism have been presented which narrates history and intellectual, social and philosophical transitions by the people of this land. 


Mythical believes, Religious believes, Appearances, hand-wovens, Kurdistan.

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