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Symbols and Motifs of Oriental Rugs

Symbols and Motifs of Oriental Rugs

Star - Spirituality, Good Luck

Star – Spirituality, Good Luck

Numbers - Signify Dates and Times

Numbers – Signify Dates and Times

Mihrab - Gateway to Paradise

Mihrab – Gateway to Paradise

Herati - Water Garden, Fish-Mahi

Herati – Water Garden, Fish-Mahi

Hand - Prayer Rug

Hand – Prayer Rug

Diamond - Signifies women. Two diamonds attached together represent a man and woman

Diamond – Signifies women. Two diamonds attached together represent a man and woman

Cross - Faith

Cross – Faith

Comb - Cleanliness

Comb – Cleanliness

Ewer, Jug - Purification

Ewer, Jug – Purification

Boteh - Flame, Universe

Boteh – Flame, Universe

Amulet - Thwarts Evil Eye

Amulet – Thwarts Evil Eye

Hyacinth Regeneration

Hyacinth – Regeneration

Pomegranate - Fertility

Pomegranate – Fertility

Leaf - Endless Regeneration

Leaf – Endless Regeneration

Cypress - Serenity, Rebirth

Cypress – Serenity, Rebirth

Tulip - Prosperity

Tulip – Prosperity

Rose - White: Innocence; Red: Passion; General: Mystery

Rose – White: Innocence; Red: Passion; General: Mystery

Blossom - Youth, Spring, Newly Wed

Blossom – Youth, Spring, Newly Wed

Peony - Powerhistory,

Peony – Power

Lotus - Rebirth, Immortality

Lotus – Rebirth, Immortality

Lily - Purity, Spirituality

Lily – Purity, Spirituality

Iris - Religious Liberty

Iris – Religious Liberty

Tree of Life - Direct path from Earth to Heaven

Tree of Life – Direct path from Earth to Heaven

Paradise Bird - Paradise

Paradise Bird – Paradise

Dog - Protection, Trust, Defense

Dog – Protection, Trust, Defense

Peacock - Immortality

Peacock – Immortality

Parrot - Escaping from danger, Protection

Parrot – Escaping from danger, Protection

Duck, Swan - Marital Fertility, Enchantment

Duck, Swan – Marital Fertility, Enchantment

Eagle - Power

Eagle – Power

Bird - Faith, Fertility

Bird – Faith, Fertility

Snake - Guardian, Wisdom

Snake – Guardian, Wisdom

Dragon - Power

Dragon – Power

Chicken, Rooster - Protection from evil eye

Chicken, Rooster – Protection from evil eye

Man - Depiction of weaver in rug

Man – Depiction of weaver in rug

Camel - Wealth, Prosperity

Camel – Wealth, Prosperity

CarpetU2 Team

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