İdil Sanat ve Dil Dergisi
Cilt 7, Sayı 48  Ağustos 2018  (ISSN: 2146-9903, E-ISSN: 2147-3056)
Filiz Nurhan ÖLMEZ, Sema ETİKAN

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Weaving is a rooted tradition in Muğla which is one of the important weaving centers of Anatolia. The weaving products have also become the source of income for the region folk. The weaving culture in the province consists of the weavings made in the districts Bodrum, Milas, Fethiye, Seydikemer and Marmaris; primarily Milas carpets, Karacahisar, Karaova and Kaya village carpets, Alaçul, Alara kilim, Sarı namazlağı, Aynalı kilim and Yantırlı kilim which are frequently woven in Fethiye and Seydikemer districts and at weavings which consist of Par- maklı and Turnalı kilim of the Bodrum province. In this study, among rich motif variety of the region weavings, motifs which are considered to be a part of the nazar faith have been examined and it is intended to explain their di erent forms with examples. Nazar is considered to be the harmful power within some people’s gaze, and it is believed that a negative e ect such as illness, disability or death may occur by gazing into a person, an animal or an object. Among the folk, nazar is also referred to as “the eye”, “touch of the eye”, “to be coveted”, “the dirty eye”, “the evil eye”, “the bad eye”. The eye, the burdock, the amulet, the hand- nger-crest and the hook patterns symbolize protection within the nazar faith, and in the weavings, they exist as motifs with di erent shapes ac- cording to the region. In the combed weavings of the Muğla region, the eye takes names such as “beş taş”, “kedi izi”, “koyun gözü”, “beş geçirim”, “iyilik”, the burdock may also be called “heybe yanışı”, “yoz pıtrak”, “göbekli pıtrak”, “gül bahçe”, the amulet may also be referred to as “yeşil hamaylı”, “yan hamaylı”, “dip hamaylı”, “don ayağı”, “tabaka”, the hand- nger-crest is also called “tırnak”, “çift tırnak”, “parmak”, “yantır”, and the hook is also known as “koşan köpek”, “gelin öldüren”, “çakmaca”, “eğri demir”, “çuval yanışı” and they are woven in di erent shapes.