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The Art of Turkish textiles. Ottoman Empire. Turkish Fabrics. Unique from other cultures in weaving features, materials used and designs There are over 650 named design patterns Main material was silk with gold and silver thread. Motifs (themes) included:

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turkish fabrics
Turkish Fabrics
  • Unique from other cultures in weaving features, materials used and designs
  • There are over 650 named design patterns
  • Main material was silk with gold and silver thread
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Motifs (themes) included:

    • Flowers (tulips, carnations, roses, etc.)
    • Trees (apple, date palm, cypress)
    • Animals (peacock, deer)
    • Crescent moon, stars
    • Fruit (pomegranate, apple, dates, artichokes, pineapple)
trade
Trade
  • The geographic location of Ottoman territory included natural trade routes from East and West
  • Members of court gave great importance to luxury fabrics and caused an increase in production and quality of textiles
  • The Palace regulated and controlled all arts
  • There were many laws governing trade and markets especially silk weavers.
weaving
Weaving
  • There were strict laws for methods of obtaining raw materials, spinning the thread, dyeing the material—quality was very important
  • Those who failed to follow these guidelines were subject to punishment
  • Gold and silver thread had to be stamped approved by the state—and final permission had to be granted before sale
  • All these procedures insured top quality
textiles
Textiles
  • There were three types: cotton, wool, and silk
  • Cloth and raw materials were traded from India to across Europe
  • The Turks were superior silk weavers the colors, motifs, and compositions used resulted in productions of quite incredible beauty.
assignment
Assignment
  • Look around your home or someone else's (don’t be a creeper )
  • See if you can list a things which might have been influenced by Turkish influences
    • Bring them to class to share