Author(s): Esma KOCABAÅï·
Culture is a collection of all kinds of material and spiritual values that are produced by the society in the historical process and transferred from generation to generation and spread to a certain place. Stone sheet making from past to present, which takes place in Bart?n's material and handicraft culture, is an important profession that has been followed through family line and has passed from generation to generation. Although it is not known exactly when it started, this profession that still continues today faces the problem of not being able to train apprentices. Despite this, the profession has been increasingly diversified compared to previous years and its fields of use have expanded. This stone, which is located only in the village of Karaman in the Kuruca?ile district of Bart?n, is also processed in the same region. One of the livelihoods of the people living in the region is the slab made of stone. Stone work, which is a very laborious and difficult profession, has continued to lose its effect partially from past to present. This profession has become more diversified compared to previous years and its fields of use have expanded. In this study, the history, the functions and the usage areas of stone sheet production in Bart?n culture have been examined.