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NATURAL DYEING METHODS IN TURKISH WEAVINGS

Natural dyes have been obtained from vegetables, animals and minerals for thousands of years. They have been a part of human life and art from the wall paintings that illustrated hunting scenes in the houses ...

 
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SILK

Silk, which has always been a precious weaving material, has a fascinating history. The homeland of the silkworm is China. It is believed that the Chinese Emperor Hoang-ti, who reigned around 2600 BC, noticed ...

 
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF LINEN

Linen is a natural fiber, made of the stems of linen plants.
Plain, cool, natural, long-lasting and elegant, linen was the most frequently used material after cotton in weaving in ancient times. According to the Egyptians ...

 
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OTTOMAN WEAVING ART
The art of weaving, like carpets, has always been a significant element of the nomadic lifestyle. Although Anatolia was a renowned fabric production center in Medieval Ages, fewer fabric samples ... 
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OTTOMAN HAND-WOVEN FABRICS

Atlas (satin): This is a stiff, glossy material closely woven from silk thread. It is normally crimson in colour, but in the caftans woven for the sultans, blues and greens are also to be found. Most of the royal caftans ...

 
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COLORS AND MOTIFS IN OTTOMAN FABRICS

The Ottoman “Palace Fabrics” woven with very rich materials and motifs were made for the Family of the Sultan and the members of the Palace. This group of fabrics including those woven for the decoration of ...

 
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JEWELRY THROUGHOUT HISTORY

As well as being designed and used for looking good or making people feel beautiful, jewels have been used as objects which protect humans from the evil eye and as a way of attracting attention. Jewelry was the symbol of ...

 
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TURKISH BRACELETS
The bracelet is a very ancient form of human adornment and the designs of the earliest surviving examples suggest that, like so many other types of jewellery, they were originally a form of ... 
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TURKISH CERAMIC ART

The discovery that clay taken from the fertile earth could be used to create vessels for storage was one of the most important steps forward in human civilisation. Using pottery jars for storing and carrying water, one of the most ...

 
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TURKISH WOOD CARVING ART

Artefacts found in the burial mounds of Central Asia and excavations at Pazırık have demonstrated that the Turks have engaged in the various arts of wood working and decoration from early times. Woodwork, as an art ...

 
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OTTOMAN TULIP
In Europe, tulips are normally thought to be of Dutch origin, but until the 16 th century, tulips were unknown in Europe's gardens. The first tulip bulbs were brought from Constantinople to Vienna in 1554 by Ogier Ghislain de Busbecq ... 
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HATAI
(Stylized Flowers)
Hatai ” is among the leading motifs of the Turkish decorative arts. They involve a decorative style originating from central Asia and developed under the influence of Chinese art, characterized ... 
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RUMI
 The “Rumi”, one of the leading motifs of the Turkish decorative arts, has, since its beginnings, been a basic ornament not only in manuscripts, but in all branches of decorative arts: in tile work, clothing, wood carving etc. They developed ... 
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TUGRA
(Imperial Monogram)

The “ tuğra” is the official monogram of the Ottoman Sultan. As a term, it comes from “tuğrağ” meaning the “monogram and order of the emperor” in old Turkish.Employed at first only ...

 
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TURKEY AT A GLANCE
 
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