Antique Rug Motifs: Geometric People
Meanings of Geometric People Motifs in Antique Rugs and Carpets
Geometric People: Learning about the Geometric representation of a person or people and the meaning behind this design element when it is featured in antique rugs.
The geometric representations of a person or people, in a rug, often indicates that the weaver was pregnant during the time that she was actually weaving the carpet. In many instances, the weaver will include a male or female figure as way of trying to influence the outcome of her own baby’s sex.
In other instances, the inclusion of human figures in rugs was the weavers’ way of illustrating just another aspect of their life. Sometimes the design may be an representation of one or more fellow tribes people during their work.
Below are some additional examples of Geometric Human Figures. These examples are taken from antique rugs that are currently part of the Nazmiyal Collection in New York City: