ISSN:2149-9225

THE SIMILARITIES OF PORTALS IN KONYA AND ANATOLIAN PRAYER RUGS IN TERMS OF SURFACE DESIGN


There are similarities between the surface designs of the portals built by the Seljuks in Konya and its environment and the prayer rugs woven in Anatolia. In the article, the similarities between these two surface designs are determined. Although they serve different purposes, many common points have been identified and compared according to the drawings of both surfaces. The monumentality and magnificence of the portals are thought to inspire the weavers. It is argued that there are similarities not only in terms of surface design but also in terms of meaning and concept. As the portal provides access to the buildings and emphasizes the monumentality of the structure, the mihrab, which represents the gate opening to heaven and to the presence of God in prayer rugs, is spiritually associated.


Keywords


Prayer rug, Seljuks, portal, surface design

Author : Mine Taylan
Number of pages: 514-535
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/kesit.39918
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Kesit Akademi
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