Hair Band - Sacbagi

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Anatolian women express many of their feelings by their hair style. The newly married young women plait their hair and tie threads of different colors at the end of each plate called 'belik'.

Hair band motif indicates the desire to get married. If the woman uses some of her hair in weaving, she is trying to express her desire for immortality.

Hair band, in general, is an ornament used by the bride in the wedding ceremony. Hair bands are made of black cord, wool, doubly twisted silk thread, horse tail as well as beads, sea shells, golden thread and corals.

The type and form of the hair band and the Kilim motifs used to represent it changes according to region expressing the weaver's mood as illustrated below: