Burdock - Pitrak


 
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Burdock being a plant with burrs which stick to the clothing of people and the hair of animals. It is believed to be capable of warding off the evil eye. On the other hand, the fact that the term "like a burdock" means full of flowers, accounts for the use of this motif on flour bags as a symbol of abundance.


The illustrations below are taken from various burdock motifs used in Anatolia.

Burdock

Burdock

Burdock

Burdock

Burdock