Why Anatolian Rug is So Special?

Why Anatolian Rug is So Special?

In substance, the richness of patterns and motifs in weaving techniques (Anatolian Rug, Turkish rug or Kilims in general) should not surprise us when the historical development is traced.

The variety of weaving techniques and pattern richness have emerged by combining the effects of the life of the Turkmen tribes in Central Asia.

The factors such as, their migration until they came to Anatolia, their neighbours during the migration, the endless wealth of past civilizations in Anatolia, different ethnic groups, from North Africa during the Crusades, Seljuks and Ottomans to the middle of Europe, different cultures in a wide area as far as China... all and more add deepness through out centuries. 

In addition to all these, the depth and diversity of Anatolian rugs can be better understood when the unique wool (Besides goat wool, Anatolian rugs are generally produced with yarns obtained from sheep wool) of each region, the fact that natural dyeing materials obtained vary from region to region, and of course the personal mastery and creativity of each weaving master.

On the other hand, each rug replaces a historical document seal and contains the stories and history of Anatolian culture. When we look at the small settlements one by one, we can have information both about that particular weaving/rug and about the history of the past origins of those who weaved it.

When this information collected from region to region is brought together, it can form a whole.

Besides all these deep features, the reason why Anatolian Rugs are so valuable is that the production of these works of art, unfortunately, is at the lowest level in history today, so %100 organic rugs are extremely rare to grasp. 

In fact, one of the reasons that makes the Anatolian rug the most special, timeless and aesthetically indispensable is that it contains thousands of years of untouched and unbroken tradition at every stage from its yarn to weaving and design. In today's world, the reason for this decline is a topic that is academically emphasized.

As Anatolian Rug, we are on a mission to contribute to the development and appreciation of this culture. We will later delve into the unfortunate decline of the Anatolian Rug weaving culture and discuss in detail what can be done about it on multiple occasions.

The reason for this is that the production of each rug is carried out in a very long and laborious way.

From the stage of raising the animal to the production of natural yarns,

the plants that differ according to the region to the natural dyes obtained by the cooking method in very long processes,

and then to the weaving process, which takes place entirely by hand with very fine workmanship, which lasts for days.

In addition, these weavings cannot be made by everyone, they are traditionally transferred from the upper generations to the younger generations on a long processes. Therefore, the rug weaving process requires a very sophisticated knowledge of craftsmanship and mastery.

Apart from all reasons, the rapid changes and developments in technology, science, industry and communication have led to the disappearance of many applications in the field of weaving.

Finding rugs produced with 100% natural materials and 100% handmade in Anatolian rugs, as in many other areas, requires careful research and trace in the very depths of Anatolian lands. We, as the Anatolian rug team, will continue to bring you the most delicate, aesthetic, precious and valuable unique works of Anatolian Rug art from all over Turkey. Stay tuned with us…

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