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

Mustafa KONUK1, Mustafa GENÇ2

1Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey Üniversitesi, Teknik Bilimler Meslek Yüksekokulu, El Sanatları Bölümü
2Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü

Keywords: Sarıkeçili Yoruk, Weaving, Karaman, Motif, Bag


Turkish weaving is one of our important cultural assets which have a long history, have been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Weavings were made from past to present for two reasons. The first is functionality and the second is aesthetic solicitude. Knotted and knotless weavings, one of the important productions of Yoruk life which has come to the present day by changing and developing in the historical process.

The livelihood of Yoruks living in Anatolia is animal husbandry. Yoruks, who make their living from small cattle husbandry,live together with their animals in nature.They have made the migration tradition way of life in their lives to make more use of pastures. As a necessity of this life, woven products are among the items that are needed. Industrialization and acute change also affected the life of Yoruk.

The traditional weaving culture, which is indispensable in the life of the nomad, has an important place in the rich nomad life, with its wide range of uses and using different techniques. The place of the weaving in the historical process varies depending on the living conditions and the location.

In this study bag weaving of Sarıkeçili Yoruks located in the center of Karaman has been examined. In the research, information was obtained about the techniques, colours, motifs and materials used by interviewing weaving masters and the local names that the people living in this region gave to these fabrics and materials were researched. Bag weaving in the region have been examined extensively. The disappearance of this culture and its products day by day made this study necessary. Findings and comments documented which is aimed to bring it to the literature by creating a resource for passing it on to future generations.