Monthly Archives: February 2017

History of Kilim

One of the ancient forms of art within Turkic tribes of Anatolia is that of carpet-weaving. The oldest known Turkish carpet is the Pazyryk, found in the Altai mountains dating back to the 4th century BC. As Turkic nomadic tribes moved into Anatolia, centers began to develop in Konya, Uşak, Bergama during periods from the …

 

At Çatalhöyük an incredible fresco of seven caves was discovered, dating back to sometime around 7000 BC and changing what we know about civilization, and kilims, forever. What is most interesting about the fresco is the symbolism involved in it and how remarkably similar it is to modern symbols used throughout Anatolia. The primary of …

 

History of Ikat

“Ikat” is a word that etymologically derives from Malaysian meaning “to tie”, due to the way that loose threads are tied into bundles. It’s a very complex process, but despite this it’s still a very common technique that appears have developed independently in many different places within many different cultures, ranging from South America to …

 

History of Anatolian Carpets

One of the most important findings of the excavations of Pazyryk was the Pazyryk Carpet, proof that the art of Turkish carpets dates back much farther than previously believed. The carpet is currently housed in the St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum. This tradition came out of the needs of the nomadic lifestyles of the past, and …

 
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