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Afshar rug good connection without repair all natural colors,size 185x160cm>
i Birds in the shamanic societies which most weaving cultures come from ( and often still had surviving traditions when these rugs were  ...
Afshar rug good connection without repair all natural colors,size 185x160cm> i Birds in the shamanic societies which most weaving cultures come from ( and often still had surviving traditions when these rugs were made) represent spiritual flight to the heaven worlds. The shamans themselves were thought to turn into spirit birds. The Phoenix in the mythology of these peoples was a primal representative of this idea. (Islamic sufis also used this as a central part of their symbology.) On rugs, we often see the phoenix and the dragon battling. This comes from old myths of these cultures representing the battle of Light and Darkness. Rugs for a long time were serious representations of this cosmology for people who were mostly illiterate. Or in the Sufi workshops which predominated in the cities of oriental rug weaving cultures, this was a way of disseminating their symbology. At first, these were specific with definite symbolic marks. Later they became more and more part of a decorative scheme and abstract design, losing their specific identities more and more as time wore on.