The Secret Language
We selected our motifs for a very dear reason.
“We are not encouraged to express ourselves in our communities. Indeed, as a Kurdish woman, I am very much familiar with culture’s traditional and gender-based limitations. Therefore, I can relate to it very well. It is not, of course, the same in every single family living in the Kurdish regions of Turkey. However, it is a widespread way of living- this silence survived generations and found its way to our daily lives. I had to live with this for the first two decades. Luckily, this was when I discovered the most intellectual and artistic communication form that women in my ancestors used.” says our founder Leyla.
It comes from a very personal experience; the lack of expression. We discovered this beautiful form of expression and wanted to share it with the world. We selected our motifs, Resistance, Protection, and Clarity, to introduce the Kurdish women and culture.
Our Three Motifs
In rural Kurdish communities, women’s voices have traditionally been silenced in the public sphere. However, these women developed their artistic language, which allows them to communicate the depths of their emotions. They weave rugs with symbols whose unique meanings, orderly arrangement, and color combination tell a specific story that others can recognize.
However, these women developed their artistic language, which allows them to communicate the depths of their emotions: they weave rugs with sets of symbols whose unique meanings, orderly arrangement, and color combination tell a specific story that others can recognize.
Yet, while culturally silenced, these incredible women have woven their story into rugs by combining symbols used to tell a personal story that others recognize.
Furthermore, Bajer takes its three designs in decoding the secret language of Kurdish women- Qiloce/Koc Boynuzu: Resistance; Dupisk/Akrep: Protection; and Ulisi/Kurtagzi: Clarity – from this tradition.
The Kurdish motifs and European design mixing with Swiss-made quality represent a combination of resistance against oppression and the joy of growth at Bajer watches.