ISSN: 1301-255X
e-ISSN: 2687-4016

Mustafa GENÇ, İsmail SOLAK

Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü, Halı, Kilim ve Eski Kumaş Desenleri Anasanat Dalı - Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı

Keywords: Bünyan, Weaving, Carpet, Ritual, Oral Culture


It is an important cultural value that includes many practices and rituals in Turkish hand weaving. In Turkish culture, weaving is also important in terms of carrying thousands of years of accumulation to the present, beyond being a mat and use item.

In Kayseri Bünyan, where carpet weaving was a part of daily life until the end of the last century, some applications from the beginning to the end of carpet weaving have survived to the present day among women weaving. These rituals are not random acts but purposeful practices. Rituals also carry oral culture with them. During the implementation of these rituals, which bear the characteristics of Turkish culture, sentences containing prayers and wishes, oral cultural products such as mâni and folk songs are also remarkable. In this study, the rituals, practices and oral culture products that are in the carpet weaving culture in Bünyan and that have survived and have been detected until today will be explained.

The study was conducted by telephone due to the Covid 19 pandemic, which was planned as a qualitative research method, 'natural research' and face-to-face interviews. When seen on hand, 10 different people were interviewed at the same time. The problems encountered during the field research and were overcome by asking different people. The research has been different in this aspect, too.