Baby blanket

Anatolian women value the importance of visual stimulation in infant development, and have so for centuries. The bright colours and simple shapes embroidered onto these wool blankets attract babies’ attention when they are wrapped in them, just as toys occupy babies in their strollers or cribs today.


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What do other Turkish baby blankets look like – is this a typical example?

responded: Mar 31, 2010

Posted by Irene Yancheva

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No, this is not a typical example of a Turkish baby blanket. The combination of colors on this particular blanket shows us that it is heavily influenced by Middle Eastern and South Asian Muslim culture. The green colour of this blanket is typical of Muslim design as it is full of symbolic meaning.

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