Process of Artwork

Carpets are a short and dense pile, flat or patterned thick mat that is woven using textile material and generally functions as a floor covering.

The carpet is woven with a separate pattern thread on the warp threads, the knot is knotted into different shapes, and a few rows of weft threads are passed and compressed so that they have a pile face with the same height or locally embossed pile. They are traditionally produced by handweaving methods and in modern days by hand or machine weaving or by tufting. While hand-made carpets exhibit a production structure based on motifs developed through labor-intensive work and historical-cultural heritage, machine-made carpets have a production structure that can be categorized as capital-intensive but also as labor-intensive and technical textiles.
An Artwork’s History

Those who claim that the first carpet weaving was done by the Turks base this on the fact that the oldest known carpet in the world (the Pazyryk carpet) was woven with a Turkish double knot. They state that the history of Turkish carpet weaving goes back 2500 years and that the Turks moved the carpet from Central Asia to Anatolia. Consequently, it is said that historically hand carpeting is one of the crafts of the Turks. We can trace the tradition of Turkish carpet weaving with its corresponding characteristics from Anatolia to the Mongols. The Turks took their ancestral profession of carpet weaving using the oldest woven raw materials from their homelands, such as wool, linen, silk, and cotton and took this art to the highest level with the Seljuks in Anatolia.

No matter where the Turks went in the world their carpet weaving technique, which is one of the elements of their culture, was transferred from mother to daughter like a continuously flowing river.


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