Author(s): Birnaz ER

Feretiko (Rize Fabric) has still been woven locally in Rize which is located in region of Black Sea. Feretiko is a kind of cloth which are woven on hand looms. Feretiko belongs to culture of Rize and it is known as “Rize Cloth” due to woven in region. Today, Rize Cloth (Feretiko) weaving, are shown considerable interest in Rize. Thanks to Geographical Indications this interests getting higher. Culture and handcrafts goes together, they improve and identity eachother. Today, Rize Fabric (Feretiko) weaving shows the cultural aspect of Rize province. In this research, Rize Cloth (Feretiko) weaving has been examined. In this respect, Feretiko’s cultural side, importance of Geographical Indication, connection between handcraft and culture, present state, used motifs of the woven fabrics, composition and chracteristic of handling have been indentified by photos.


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