Sunday, October 7, 2012

Antique Kazak Rug in 1/12th scale - Week 9

I can't believe another week has passed by...

I had time to stitch only today and am sure that if I stitch that amount of time that I devoted today, I would have finished the borders months ago. For now it is what it is.


As you can see I started "color" the horns in the main border.


I would like to stress the importance of symbolism in Kazak carpets. In carpet design, symbols can be broken down into those hoped to bestow good fortunes onto a household and those intended to protect it from bad ones. The ram's horn motif (that I use in this design) is by far the most popular Kazak motif (khoshkhar muiz) in all its variations - single, double, cross-shaped or broken and considered life bringing symbol of prosperity. The ram’s horn symbolizes manhood, male fertility, strength and bravery.

Next week I will tell you more about the Kazak rugs.

Have a creative Sunday!

Natalia

13 comments:

Elga said...

It is starting to look really great, Natalia.

*Mieke*Petitevictorianrose*and*PastTimeChildhood said...

Hi Natalia, your Kazak rug looks beautiful, but a lot of work !!
Thank you for the explanation of the symbolism in Kazak carpets, it is very interesting :)
have a great Sunday.

Hugs Mieke xxx

Dorien Litjes said...

Dear Natalia,

How beautiful this rug is looking at the moment !!! I'm looking forward to see more of the Kazak rugs.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Dorien.

Helen said...

What beautiful work Natalia! It all looks wonderful. The colours you have used are just perfect!
I am keen to see your progress! x

BiWuBär said...

Ah... the return of Turbo-needle... ;O) All this on one day - what a progress! And the background information was very interesting.

Greetings
Birgit

rosanna said...

So wonderful and I look forward to next informations, I love knowing more about anything.
Happy stitching, Rosanna

Ascension said...

Te esta quedando preciosa.
Me ha encantado la explicacion que nos has dado.
besitos ascension

The Old Maid said...

I always admire stiching in miniature! An this rug is already beautiful, Natalia! Can't wait to see more.:)
Hugs

Concepción said...

Una verdadera belleza de trabajo!!!! vale la pena el tiempo que te tome, el resultado será espectacular.
Besos

mcddiss said...

gracias por la informacion del simbolismo de la alfombra lo encuentro interesante , y te esta quedando un trabajo muy bonito

besitos

Mari

miniacollection said...

It is going to be an amazing carpet.
Geneviève

Drora's minimundo said...

Thank you for explaining about the simbols of the Kazak rugs. Your work is exquisite.
Hugs, Drora

Lucy Coles said...

Hi Natalia,
Your carpet is lovely so far. I love to see work in progress.
Lucy

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