AFYON BAYAT RUG MOTIVES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE
KILIM DIYARI BAYAT...
"BAYAT is a beautiful and historic district in Turkey, it is 47 km distant from Afyon and 210 km from Ankara. BAYAT has been one of the most special settlement as the Turkish OGUZ clans started settling down, it plays an important role with its unique historical, cultural and artistic heritage, especially with its madder dyed rug (kilim) weaving."
(Excerpt from the book: BAYAT KILIMLERI - BAYAT RUGS)
Event: THE LANGUAGE OF RUGS - AFYON BAYAT RUG MOTIVES AND THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THE EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE - at the EU Parliament on 17th September 2013 and opening of the exhibition by MEP Metin Kazak.
One of the important cultural activities of the OGUZ tribe was rug weaving.
In 1987 thanks to the efforts of the first Governor of Bayat, Orhan Öztürk, and the mediation of the Social Welfare and Solidarity charity, weaving centres were opened in the town center and in the villages.
The women who are weaving their happiness, sadness and heroism to the rugs have reflected their own lives.
Madder dyed Bayat rugs are the first rugs which are recorded by Turkish Patent Institute. (Excerpt from the book: BAYAT KILIMLERI - BAYAT RUGS)
Rugs - Kilims
Example of BAYAT rug (kilim)
The most important feature that separates a rug from a carpet is the difference in the knots. In a carpet knots are woven one by one at the fabric. In a rug (kilim) knots are woven with repetitions, which continuously make intervals among strings. Woven with this style, the surface of a typical rug (kilim) is thin and smooth and therefore there is no difference between the front and the backside.
MEP Metin KAZAK opening the Exhibition
At the centre of this photo: Dr. Professor Nurhan Atasoy
Dr. Nurhan Atasoy has written together with Ms Lale Uluç an important book :
"Impressions of Ottoman Culture in Europe"
(What Europe took from Turkish Culture)
More examples of BAYAT kilims:
For more the BAYAT kilims please see: www.BAYATKILIMLERI.COM