Ornamentation 'Animal Motifs'

The animal motifs are found in rugs made by nomads in the form imaginary. Luxury rugs of Persian origin often appear in their true form.

The preference of the nomads points to the following animals: dog, camel, horse, chicken and insects. The rugs feature luxurious game animals, ie wild.

Note that from early times almost all the peoples of the earth has a special esteem for figurative forms. An animal-sized monster with poisonous breath is found in the ancient culture of Ahriman. In this animal tales Asian valuable is the protector and the devil is bad. The Chinese say that they are sacred animals.

Examples of figurative animals employed in Oriental carpets.

• Dragon: is the signal power, is a sacred animal, the arms were adorned with dragons, they were found in old Persian carpets to luxury. We may recall that the carpets of dragons occupy an important role in the Caucasus.

• Worm Tilia: it is a great variation dragon that appears on carpets persa.Fκnix luxury: as the dragon, the phoenix is ​​a divine animal. Legend has it that the phoenix in every 650 years, appears to come from Saudi or India, and makes a nest in the temple of divine light. There he goes out and burns the ashes rejuvenated. Thus it symbolizes eternal life. In China, the phoenix symbolizes wellness, beauty and splendor of the queen Divine.

• Parrot: this bird is considered sent love. Rarely appears in Indian carpets.

• Stork and Heron: reason that symbolizes long life in China, also rarely appears in parts of India.

• Kranich: it is a sacred symbol.

• Peacock and Pheasant: these birds were used in old carpets and luxury of Persian provinces, are considered game animals.


• Ducks: parallel to symbolize happiness and home are listed as game animals in Persian rugs luxury.

• Rooster: this bird is one of the ornaments Caucasian rugs, Persian, and nomads.

• Insects: There is a reason often used.

• Spider and Scorpion: these animals are placed on the carpets to be banned from the hazardous environment the insects. They appear almost exclusively in the eastern parts of the Caucasus and eastern Turkey.

• Butterfly: In China this reason it is estimated, it symbolizes vanity.

• Shield frog: This subject is faithfully in parts of India. Appear in the gallons of stylized Persian rugs made by nomads. In Indian mythology it is sacred and placed in the four corners of the piece. This animal serves as a messenger of happiness.

• Fish: This is why the Chinese came through the garden of Persian carpets.

• Crab: appears in the eaves of Caucasian pieces, these gals have a rounded shape of nozzles that are cut with special scissors, and that is its particularity.


• Cobra: a symbol of knowledge and wisdom, even in parts of India.

• Dog: the images of this motif that arrive in luxury carpets are natural forms of the animal. It is noteworthy that they appear always bringing a leash. They are employed as a game animal symbolizing fidelity and celebrity. In parts of the nomads, they are always under the figurative form.

• Camel and Buffalo: the carpets of the nomadic camel and buffalo also appear under their natural form, but no name.

• Rabbits and Wolves: This reason rarely appears as game animals, the luxury Persian carpets.

Other animals like the goat of stone, antelope, fox, lynx, roe deer, often appear isolated in luxurious carpets from Persia.

• Panther, tiger, lion, leopard, wild animals and are shown with relative frequency. His presentation is not always true to nature as other animals that we mentioned earlier. The leopard, panther and tiger mean elevation. The lion represents the luxury Persian carpet a special role and has different meanings since the force on the power of the sun to gauge the wealth and happiness.

• Khilin: this animal is a mixture of venison with beef, type unicorn, he appeared in China, India and Persia.

• Crocodiles: are always found with other animals and appear in Kula carpets and Moroccan rugs. This motif is surrounded by a floral shape with an inscription meaning "he is God."

Other animals appear in due course but have no special significance to the point of defining a carpet. Within the tapestry of reasons, there are various ways of representing control animals.

• Fight of animals: the circle of Eastern culture, the images of fighting animals have a symbolic meaning of religious background. The compositions show always a beast (lion, leopard, etc..) That are prey, buffalo, deer etc.., Tight against the floor. The reasons for the struggles of animals symbolize the image of war, good overcoming evil.

Freqόent emenete parts arrive Persian, Caucasian, Armenian and Chinese showing animal fights, sometimes present war with the dragon phoenix.