Antique Rug Motifs: Geometric People
In many instances, 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. Sometimes, the weaver would 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.
Here are some rugs from our collection with the geometric people motif:
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