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Turkish Folk Art 7 Articles

Turkish Lanterns

  We have mosaic lanterns & candle holders, hand-blown optic glass candle holders, and Ottoman and Selcuk style lanterns from Turkey. These lanterns and candle holders are all hand-done, which makes each one of them very unique and one-of-a-kind. Mosaic lamps are made of original colour of glasses.When the lamp is lit , the glasses cause colorful shades , which can suddenly change the ambiance of a room by its inspiring...

Process of Making Hand-Woven Rugs

  Sheep grazing in the out skirts of Hasan Dag. These are the sheep wool gathered from. Arabic Wool. Konya Wool                      Tamer is holding our raw wool        Stack of raw wool Sheered good wool       Good wool left, low grade wool right   Shepherd's dog called "Karabash" Wool is dyed  with natural ingredients in this pool. Wool dying rack built by Suat's uncle. Walnut skin for shade of natural brown. Chehri used for yellow and green.   ...

The Visual Language of Turkish Kilims.

Most Turkish kilim designs have their roots in the conservative, indigenous, pre-Christian and pre-Islamic backgrounds of the rural population and are related to the basic themes of life: birth, marriage, fertility; spiritual life and happiness; love and unison; and death. They reflect the ancient cults and practices of their ancestors around these events. There are many symbols in the vocabulary of the weaver and many stylizations of each symbol. Unlocking...

Turkish Talisman (Nazar Boncugu: Evil Eye)

Turkish Talisman, (Evil Eyes), is an object which you believe has magic powers to protect you or bring good luck. Turkish people believe that it absorbs bad energy coming from evil eyes. Usually, no one leaves Turkey without purchasing a blue and white evil eye charm. No place of business or home is without one. They come in many styles, from simple to ornate. Usually, they are made of glass...

Anatolian Turkish Copper

The world copper comes from the Latin word "cuprum," which is derived from "Cyprus," anciently renowned for its copper mines. It began to be used as a substitute for stone some 10,000 years ago. Though pure raw copper can be found, copper is normally obtained by smelting or leaching ore. Copper ore contains minute quantities of gold and silver, and old Turkish copper is characterised by the presence of these...

Anatolian Turkish Pottery

The potteries in Turkey have their origins in Phrygian times. For thousands of years the local clay has been shaped and decorated into objects both utilitarian and beautiful. Their designs reflect the legacy of the numerous civilizations. Today many of the potteries still use traditional methods and tools. As the forebears have done for centuries, potters continue to prepare the clay, give it shape, fire it, glaze and paint it....

Anatolian Turkish Ceramic & Tiles

 The art of Turkish tiles and ceramics occupies a place of prominence in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries.The art of Turkish tile and ceramic-making developed over the centuries incorporating many different techniques and styles. Enriched by the arrival of the Seljuks, the ceramic industry in Anatolia achieved a deservedly worldwide reputation...