9,000 Year Old Motif

Çatalhöyük is the oldest known proto-city settlement in human history. Artifacts have been discovered in this 9,000 year old site that change what we know about the history of human settlement. While it may not be as well-known or as critical as some of the other artifacts that’ve been found, for us the Anatolian kilims …

 

One of the oldest ways of expression in art is by forming materials such as clay, marble, or wood into abstract or concrete images to express emotions, moods and beliefs. The 20th century was marked in particular with abstract expressionism encountered throughout all the arts, from sculpture-work to painting, and was one of the richest …

 

One of the most prominent symbols of nomadic culture are the tents they live in, or as they’re referred to in Turkic languages, “yurts.” For yurts, the design, aesthetic, and details regarding regular usage offer the same and more as either regular tents or other forms of accommodation. Yurts form an incredibly important part of …

 

Naga People

A conglomeration of several tries that live on the border of India and Myanmar, the Naga still bring the traditions of their ancestors despite changes resulting from interactions with missionaries, governmental pressures, time and technologies, and general 21st century development. However much they’ve left behind some of their practices of a previous age, and however …

 

The Pazyryk Carpet

The 20th century is well known for many of its absolutely incredible archeological finds. One of these findings was so incredible that it changed everything we’d ever thought we knew before: The Pazyryk Carpet. Every carpet has a meaning and a story told by each and every motif. However the Pazyryk Carpet is the envy …

 

Yörüks

Yörüks are a nomadic people that have been around for centuries and developed a culture present both in Asia and all over the world. Today even though a significant portion of them have become more settled, there are still many traces of their nomadic culture. In Anatolia there are still people who live the nomadic …

 
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