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


Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü, Isparta.

Keywords: Weavings by Loom Reed, Book Cover, Rug, Carpet, Sumac


The aim of this study is to determine the patterns of the weavings by loom reed and the motifs in these weavings on the book covers, the determination of the technique, composition, local characteristics and their contribution to reflecting the contents of the book. In the study, ten books were selected as a sample from the data obtained by the scanning method and were analyzed with the “descriptive analysis” method within the framework of predetermined themes. The data obtained are summarized, interpreted and some inferences are made according to the previously determined themes with descriptive analysis.

In the research, it has been determined that weavings by loom reed are reflected on the book covers, in the form of photographs, illustrations and writing. It has been determined that carpets, rugs, cecim and sumac weavings are included in the book covers. Scorpion, fertility, fetter, hands on hips, eye, ram’s horn, bird, comb and star motifs were found on the book covers. Two of the book covers have rug compositions and four have one or more motifs as illustrations. On the covers of three books, the term “rug” is used as text.

Weavings by loom reed are visually and linguistically reflected on the book covers. This reflection is important in terms of providing the dynamism of the weavings. It is seen that the weavings and motifs used on the covers are used in connection with the content in some books. In fiction books, weavings are used both visually and linguistically to reflect the content. The ones other than fiction books are mostly folklore books. On the covers of these books, weaving has been featured mostly due to the fact that folk culture is considered as a material culture product.