Crane has a special place among many bird species considered sacred in Turkish culture. Because the cranes, known as the freedom lovers of the sky, were assumed to represent the Sky God and a sacred identity was given to him.
We see that the same sacred identity continues in the Islamic mysticism tradition.
This bird also plays an important role in Alevi-Bektashi folklore. Represents Ali.
Again, Ahmet Yesevi was represented by the crane.
Crane birds, fond of their pride and preferring an extremely simple lifestyle, fly in the vast blue of the sky, while each wing beat is harmonious like the notes of music, harmonic like the words of poetry.
The crane bird flies without leaving its train, it is a nomadic bird.
In Anatolia, the crane bird is the symbol of purity, happiness and fertility; It represents patience, pride and freedom. Because of this love and respect, there are an undeniable number of crane songs.
Turkish people used the crane as a motif in their clothing, outfits, carpets, rugs, laces, thresholds, cradles, in short, in every item, which is seen in a wide geography and in different cultures.
When flocks of cranes migrate, they usually fly in the “σ” shape.
This is their unique flying technique. Cranes live in pairs and lead a monogamous life.
They separate their nests from others.
If a hunter shoots one of the cranes or one of the crane pairs dies, the remaining crane does not continue to live, choosing death and immersing itself in the water.