Symbols on Oriental Rugs

Over the years many different designs and symbols have been woven into oriental rugs. The motifs in today' s rugs have very little significance, since they are often copied from older rugs. Recognizing the symbols and the awareness that they exist, however, provides one with more enjoyment and appreciation of one's rug. Here are a few interpretations of motifs and colors:

SYMBOLMEANING
BatLuck
BlueTruth
BrownFertility
ButterflyLove
CamelPatience
DovePeace
Cypress TreeLife after Death
DogLoyalty
FishHappy Marriage
HorseGood News
LionVictory
OrangeDevotion
RedJoy
ScorpionRelief of Pain
SerpentKnowledge
YellowIntellect


Be sure to call or e-mail Caravan Connection of Newport if you have any questions about your Oriental rug or if you are thinking about buying one.

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