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


1Osmaniye Korkut Ata Üniversitesi Mimarlık Tasarım ve Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü
2Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü

Keywords: Photorealistic Tapestry, Tapestry, Weaving, Fiber Art, Rug, Photorealistic Painting


Tapestry, which dates back to the period of ancient civilizations, is an art discipline produced by many civilizations in different territories and periods with techniques close to each other and positioned in textile arts. In some cultures, it has preserved its traditional form for centuries, and in some cultures such as European countries, it has been produced in very different styles by undergoing radical changes.

When the tapestries produced in European countries, especially after the 13th century, are examined, we encounter a great variety of compositions and rich pictorial elements. In these tapestries, they aimed to weave the world and objects as realistic as possible similar to mosaic paintings, wall paintings, or oil paintings.

In tapestry creation, weavers and designers have tried different techniques to achieve a photorealistic appearance, just like in oil paintings. However, until today, many tapestry works have always remained in the distance to photorealistic painting. The focus of this study is the search for the applicability of photographic images to make tapestries.

The research and application studies that were conducted within the scope of this study aimed to produce tapestries in photographic appearance by reconstructing the images prepared in a computer environment in a series of digital systems with traditional textile materials. While creating the tapestries, with the help of the computer, the sequences were determined and the stages of the work were explained in detail.