Berber Carpets of Morocco: The Symbols : Origin and Meaning

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www.acr-edition.com, 2008 - Crafts & Hobbies - 344 pages
The top artistic quality of Berber carpets has already been a source of inspiration to artists such as Paul Klee and Le Corbusier. This book reveals a new slant on the origins of Berber carpets and on the sources and meanings of its motifs.
 

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Cueva Pintada de Gáldar. Interpretación posible de los triángulos encadenados. Fertilidad. Senos. Los círculos pueden ser lunaciones, masculino. O soles, femenino.

Contents

Origin of the Berber carpet Relationship to Oriental carpets
10
Origin and meaning of the symbols
18
Notes
28
DOCUmENtS
31
First encounter
32
Prehistoric weaving Relationship to Berber carpets
36
Synoptic chronological table
41
Female statuettes the lozenge symbol for vulva and maternal body
42
Differing interpretations of the sign association vulva twig
136
Triple line
140
Snake zigzag trident 152 The Palaeolithic model
153
Key hammer ladder lozenge scissors
170
harpoon arrow birds horns
172
Copulatio cross
176
The meeting of the sexes
182
Creativity as procreation
192

Xshape chevron straight line parallel lines hatchings weapons etc sexspecific symbols
54
The Pazyryk carpet
62
Early advanced cultures in the Orient Çatal hüyük
63
persistency of the mot i fs f emale symbols 8 lozenge chevron Xshape Mshape
64
lozenge with extended sides 74 Camel track hamsa
78
Eightpointed star 80 Sixpointed star
89
Rectangle chevron lens shape 91 Sawtooth border vulva chevrons 92 Round
95
Triangle network of triangles
100
Variety of matrix shapes
106
The medallion as a sign of pregnancy
114
male symbols 15 Baton stick straight lines parallel lines lines with hatchings with teeth etc ribbon
120
Male and female motifs in alternation
130
Twig feather
134
hands the hand of Fatima khamsa
203
Molluscs
210
Nesrani Mechbouh Quincunx Haloua sghira
216
The bride aroussa
234
Birth figures and symbols 240 Birth upwards
251
Stages in a womans life
268
The course of development authentic symbolism today
282
Akhnif
294
aPPENDIx
300
The spiral the umbilical cord
312
Greek temple architecture
318
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