Arts & Handcrafts

Turkish Fabrics

Turkish fabrics loom large in the evolution of fabric with its weaving technique, specialty of material, pattern richness. It is limited to tell about the origin of Turkish fabrics. The first samples of Turkish weaving art has bright colors and rich ornaments. We can see the samples at the pictures of the Buddhist caves in …

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Calligraphy

Calligraphy is a visual hand writing art. It is the execution of lettering with a pen or ink brush. We can call the contemporary calligraphic practice as “the art of giving form to signs in harmonious, expensive and skillful manner. Calligraphy word which means line or a line of writing in Arabic language. Artists introduce …

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Turkish Leather

As one of the oldest craft of the world, nowadays, Turkish Leather working has been sustaining manufacture tradition which had brought through the centuries in Anatolia where hosted the oldest civilizations of the world… It is a huge manufacturing sector which comes from centuries with its factories, confection workshops, leather tanning complexes in many cities …

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Jewelry

Jewelry design has been an important part of Turkey’s history for 5000 years. Ottoman jewelry was ornate and extremely colorful.  Jewelers have been using a variety of metals in each piece. This use of multiple materials differentiates Turkish designs from most European jewelry. It is typically crafted from a single metal, usually silver or gold. …

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Turkish Rugs

Turkey has been famous for its hand woven Turkish rugs since the 15th century when Venetian traders introduced “Turkish work” rugs to wealthy Europeans. Of course, history of double knotted rugs goes back 6000 years. During excavations in Tibet, Archeologist had found oldest piece of rug called “Pazyrik”. It is oldest carpet piece in the …

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