The role of weaving in the upbringing
When it comes to children’s upbringing, weaving played an important role. By mastering the process of weaving, female children learned how to be pedantic, accurate, persevering, patient and responsible, which in their social milieu were desirable and highly valued characteristics. The very process of weaving required being concentrated and focused on executing a pattern, which developed the ability of focused attention.
Another important dimension of weaving was creativity. The very beginning of weaving triggers the creative powers that are further developed as the weaving progresses. Even though weaving is usually done by coping preset designs, the potential for original expression is realized in the areas of choosing colors and patterns of the supplementary elements in the field. When a kilim-maker has completed a kilim after investing a lot of hard work in it, she is filled with a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and contentment.
By mastering weaving techniques, young girls develop creative skills and potential from an early age. On the other hand, life with colors, ornaments and the visual features of the kilims become part of the kilim-maker’s character and she passes her feel for aesthetics on to her progeny and family. All these lead to the formation of a sober, disciplined and wise personality.