Fetter is a sort of cuff placed on the front legs of horses to keep them from running away. The cuffs are connected to each other by a chain of 60 centimeters. It is also called 'kostek'.
As used on Anatolian weaves, it symbolizes the continuity of the family union, the devotion of the lovers and the hope that they should always stay together.
Various fetter motifs used in different regions of Anatolia are illustrated below: