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


Kırşehir Ahi Evran Üniversitesi, Neşet Ertaş Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü

Keywords: Handcraft, Weaving, Girdle, Anamur, Bahşiş Village


Weaving, which is an indispensable part of the nomadic life in Anatolia, maintains its importance in handicrafts today as it was in the past. The weaving culture has emerged as a result of the living conditions of the society to which it belongs. Girdle weaving has an important place in the art of weaving, one of the traditional Turkish handicrafts.

Girdles used in almost every region of Anatolia; It is found in the dowry of young girls who will marry, it serves as a handle and handle in the weaving used for transportation, it is used for tying the baby cradle, carrying the baby on the back, it is a tool of decoration in clothes and preserves its place as a field of use in many other areas. One of the regions where girths are made and used is Bahşiş village of Anamur district. Girth in the Bahşiş village; It is woven on a simple floor loom, which is formed by two rods stuck to the ground and whose distance is adjusted according to the length of the fabric. In the region, girth weaving; Although its raw material, color and pattern have been subjected to some differences, it has not changed technically. While old weavings consist of woolen yarns colored with natural dyes or bristle yarns spun in natural colors, nowadays it is seen that ready-made yarns colored with chemical dyes are also used. In this research, the usage areas of girth weaving, which are still being made or existing in Anamur Bahşiş village, were examined with examples.

The developments and changes brought about by modern life have led to changes in handicrafts, especially in girth weaving, which has an important place in the art of weaving. This change has resulted in the fact that the girth weaving, which was woven more in the past in the past, started to be forgotten as a result of the weaving of less people today. This negative change has negatively affected the usage area of the girth fabric. These girths are still slightly woven and used by local women.