Turkish Rug Making Experience - Unveiling the Timeless Artistry

Normal ticket value: €10

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Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes Turkish Rug Making Experience everyday at 16:00 except Sundays at Old traditional Ottoman House. Present your Istanbul E-pass at the entrace and get access.

Turkish rug making is an age-old craft that weaves together history, culture, and artistry into stunning, intricate designs. These handcrafted rugs are renowned worldwide for their exceptional quality, vibrant colors, and the story they tell through each meticulously woven thread. In this article, we delve into the fascinating Turkish rug making experience, exploring the process, the significance, and the enduring appeal of these remarkable works of art.

The Intricate Process of Turkish Rug Making

Turkish rug making is an intricate and time-consuming process that demands skill, precision, and a deep understanding of the craft. The process can be pided into several key stages:

1. Design and Inspiration:

The rug making journey begins with inspiration. Designs are often rooted in centuries-old patterns and motifs passed down through generations, with each region in Turkey having its distinctive style and design elements. These designs often reflect the natural surroundings, historical events, and cultural heritage.

2. Selecting Quality Materials:

The choice of materials is critical to crafting a durable and aesthetically pleasing rug. Turkish rugs primarily use high-quality wool, cotton, or silk for the foundation and pile. The type of material influences the texture, durability, and sheen of the final product.

3. Dyeing the Yarn:

After selecting the materials, the yarn is dyed using natural or synthetic dyes. Natural dyes are traditionally preferred for their rich, organic hues. The dyeing process requires expertise to achieve the desired shades and color combinations.

4. Loom Preparation:

Skilled artisans then set up the loom, which is the framework for the rug. The design is charted onto the loom, serving as a guide for the intricate weaving process.

5. Weaving:

Weaving is the heart of the rug-making process. Artisans use the dyed yarn to carefully weave the intricate design, knot by knot, row by row. The level of intricacy and the type of knot used can vary based on the region and the design.

6. Finishing Touches:

After the weaving is complete, the rug undergoes finishing touches like cutting excess yarn, securing knots, and sometimes adding fringe. This stage ensures a polished, professional appearance.

Turkish Rug Making Experience Hours of Operation

Turkish Rug Making Experience is available every day at 16:00 excpet sundays.

Turkish Rug Making Experience Location

Turkish Rug Making Experience is at Gordes Halı Shop(Very close to Basilica Cistern exit gate)
Alemdar Mahallesi Yerebatan Cad,
Muhterem Efendi Sk. No : 4, 34122 Fatih

Important Notes

  • Present your Istanbul E-pass at the entrance to get access to Turkish Rug Making Experience.
  • Experience takes around 30 minutes on average. 
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.

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