Elibelinde (Turkish for “hands on hips”) is a motif of a hands-on-hips female figure.
It is widely used on kilims (flat tapestry-woven carpets) and occurs in many variations.
The arms of the figure are represented by two inward-facing hooks, while the body of the woman is represented by a triangle or diamond.
The head is typically represented by a diamond. The Elibelinde is a symbol of fertility and motherhood.
It is one of many kilim motifs commonly woven into Turkish flatweave rugs.