|TURKISH CARPET WEAVING|
The pile carpet was a necessary household item for people living in Central Asia, where Turks originated. During their migratory life span, nomads wove a variety of woolen textiles such as tents, rugs, kilims (flat weaves), felts, coverings, sacks, and satchels, and this activity became an important part of their lives. To weave rugs, nomads made warps, wefts and knots from their animals’ wool. Turks brought their carpet weaving tradition along with them when they migrated from Central Asia toward the West. In their carpet designs, they reflected their own lives as influenced by the climatic and geographic conditions to which they were subjected. They also added influences from their new living conditions and the impact of local cultures, and continued their tradition, albeit with modified colors and designs.
By the time following the Seljuks and the Ottomans that art and culture came to nowadays. The life style in Anatolia made that art stronger by nomad life, agriculture and livestock. Every house had a loom to weave carpet and all the women were weavers. Designs of Anatolian wool carpets were traditional, and colors, derived from plant-based dyes, were warm and endearing. The designs were created up to the life style of Anatolians, their wishes, thoughts and feelings.
Nowadays, carpet weaving still continues in the villages of Anatolia. Our collection is totally by those stunning and historical Anatolian pieces...