The aim of this study is to examine the symbolic meanings of carpets, rugs and fabric samples in Diyarbakır Archaeology Museum. The population of this study consists of 300 carpet, rug and fabric samples in Diyarbakır Archaeology Museum. The sample; 5 carpets, 5 rugs and 5 fabrics with symbolic meanings among 300 pieces were determined by purposeful sampling method. It was determined that wool yarn was used in the examined carpet and rug samples and dark colors were generally preferred. Motifs such as ram's horn, scorpion, hook, eye, earring, comb/finger hand, waterway, mihrab, hexagon and rhombus are generally used in carpet and rug examples. When the fabric samples were analyzed, it was determined that velvet fabric was mostly used and embroidered with silvery thread using Maraş work (dival embroidery) technique. Among the floral motifs, leaf, flower and curved branch motifs are frequently used.
Keywords: Carpet, rug, fabric, motif, symbolic meaning