Sun Bow Trading : Pictorial Rugs Exhibition : details

Atatürk Kilim (Kars)


Known as the father of the modern Turkish state, you can go nowhere in Turkey without seeing a picture of Atatürk. In this unusual weaving we see a handsome young Atatürk watching over traditional elements of Turkish life. Note the gray wolf, representing the mythic origin of the Turkish people, and the tiger, a Turkish symbol or royalty as well as Atatürks statement (The peasants are the real masters of Turkey).