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Wool on Wool Carpets

Below, you can find some examples to Wool on Wool carpets.
You can click on the photos for a larger version.

The following carpet photos are taken from the books
Turkish Carpets by Ugur Ayyıldız & Turkish Carpets by Metmet Ateş.

Yahyalı

Anatolian women and girls transpose all their feelings and thoughts onto their carpets by transforming the knots into motifs and attributing certain meanings to each one of them. Yahyalı carpets are no exception. One of the most important carpet weaving centers in Cappadocia, Yahyali's weavers use deep color like dark red and dark blue. These carpets are renowned for a balanced distribution of motifs, their unique wool and quality craftsmenship. Natural dyesused in Yahyali are those produced from wine leaves, wild mint, walnut shell and buckthon.

Yahyalı
Yahyalı
Milas
Milas
Milas

Carpets have been woven in the Milas district since centuries. Origins of some motifs go back to Ottoman times. Milas is also an important tobacco growing center in the Aegean region. Tobacco leaf is used to make vegetable dyes.

Dominant colors of these carpets, which usually contain a mosque niche, are dark yellow and dark brown. A high quality hand spun, silky fine wool is used in warp and weft as well as knots, it is a very decorative carpet.

Taşpınar

Typical to Central Anatolia, Taşpınar carpets have radiant colors in beautiful harmony. As in all other carpets, weavers use natural local dyes here. Dominant colors are indigo blue, brick red and red brown. Woven in wool that is sheared during the spring season. Taşpınar carpets are among the most beautiful carpets of Anatolia. They may have one niche as well as two.


Taşpınar

Taşpınar

Niğde Kars

Niğde Kars
Niğde - Kars

The Aksaray district is an important carpet production center. The 13th century Arab travelers wrote that the carpets of this district were exported to Eygpt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India and China. Still preserving its significance, a different version of Kars carpets have been produced in Niğde. The weaving method there has added some softness to these carpets, which are popular also for their pastel colors.

Kars

Kars carpets are among the quality carpets woven on high planes of north east Anatolia. In this district, with a long tradition of carpet weaving, it is very common and traditional to use the eagle motif. Sheep, which live here usually have black or brown coarse, thick wool. Consequently, Kars carpets contain original colors of this local wool. Today, they are among the popular carpets owing to their quality, strength and durability, due to their weaving method.


Kars

Yağcıbedir
Yağcıbedir

These carpets have been woven since the 14th century in Bergama, which is known as a very famous weaving district. Documents show that Bergama carpets kermes insect and indigo dye were sold in Istanbul in the 15th Century.

Dark red and navy blue colors and silky fine wool are still used in Yağcıbedir carpets today. Eagle star and cone are some of the most common motifs. Tehya re thin carpets with short piles, reliefs and clear-cut patterns.

Döşemealtı

People of Döşemealtı who live on the skirts of the Taurus mountains are the most interesting carpet weavers in Anatolia. Döşemealtı carpet, which have a long tradition of weaving, look like a panaroma of motifs. Usually dyed in red, navy blue and white colors the most frequently used motifs in these carpets are camel and scorpion.

Döşemealtı
Döşemealtı

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