Wood Wall Art Panel from Kilim Collection with Scorpion motif
Scorpion motif is considered as a symbol that protects life. The Anatolian people tried to protect themselves against scorpions by using its motif in the same way they used amulets to stop the evil eye. Indeed, to protect themselves against this animal, people have been carrying jewelry shaped similar to a scorpion or scorpion tail. For the same purpose, scorpion figures are also weaved on the carpets and rugs.
According to legend, Scorpio says: “I am neither a natural soul nor a devil. I bring death to anyone who touches me. I have two horns and a tail. My horns are called ruthlessness and hate, and my tail is a dagger. I only give birth once. Birth, which is a sign of fertility in other creatures, is a sign of death for me.”
The scorpion, waiting to kill in ambush at any moment, is a symbol of malice and fight without any reason. Anatolian people use scorpion motifs in their carpets and rugs against harmful creatures in their houses.
Scorpion motif is made up of 83 separate pieces of wood. There are four different types of wood: Olive, Chestnut, Walnut, Poplar. They are glued together on an MDF panel. The frame is made of Iroko.
There is no dye and stain involved. You see the natural colors of different types of wood. Wood has been finished with natural wax.
Due to the handcrafted nature of this item, materials, dimensions, and color may vary slightly.