Chest - Sandikli

This motif in general, symbolizes the trousseau chest of a young girl. Since the material in this chest is to be used in the husband's house, the expectations and hopes of the young girl are reflected in the pieces she has woven, knitted and embroidered.

Regarding the fact that the motifs carved on the wooden cradles are similar to the ones on the trousseau chests and that jijims having chest motifs are generally used as cradle covers, it can be stated that the motif stands of the desire to getting married and having a child.
Sandikli motif is realized by numerous techniques in Anatolia as figured below:

Chest kilim motifs
Chest kilim motifs

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