Author(s): Hande KILIÇARSLAN, Sema ET?KAN

The weavings which are part of the nomad life not only are used as a floor spread, but also are prodused for different functions. Carrierbag weavings are also included among the weavings produced for various purposes such as cupboard cover, sofa carpet, wall rug, saddlebag, mafrash and seed smock in daily life. The carrierbags were used for transfort goods or cereals etc. from one place to another, in addition Anatolian people who were going to work in the field became for daily use goods hiding and carrying their lunch and they are often referred to as “rations carrierbag”. One of the places where the immigrant life is dominant in the past is the Yalvaç district of Isparta. In this region where the tradition of weaving is usually maintained, today traditional way of life has been changed, but produced weavings are still used. In this study, the carrierbags woven in this region was aimed to examine in terms of their weaving technique, raw material, colour, motif and pattern caharacteristics. The research carried out in Yalvaç district center and villages. In additon, The carrierbags being in Yalvac Museum inventory were also evaluated in the scope of the research. A large number of carrierbag weaving examples have been identified in the museum inventory and belong to district M?s?rl?, Körküler, Yar?kkaya, Bahtiyar and Eyupler villages. Ten weavings which are characteristic of regional weavings are presented in the study from them. In that weavings, it has been identified the pattern called as “Great Duma”, besides hook, scarf, scorpion, ramie, witch, eye, p?trak and buckwheat motifs which are been usually woven and white, oil green, blue, sour cherry, burgundy, navy blue, orange and mustard yellow colours were also fruquently used.


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