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


Selçuk Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi, Geleneksel Türk Sanatları Bölümü

Keywords: Konya, Küçükmuhsine, Weaving, Cicim, Prayer, Pile Coverings.


Konya Province has been an important weaving center since the Seljuks and preserved this feature in the Republican period. There are weaving centers where weaving still continues in Konya and its surroundings. One of these settlements is Küçükmuhsine village, which is very close to the center of Konya. Küçükmuhsine village is connected to Selçuklu district of Konya province. Küçükmuhine is 25 km from Konya away. It is known that Küçükmuhsine village was founded during the Anatolian Seljuk period. The region is completely mountainous and the agricultural area is sufficient to meet the needs of the village itself. Livestock is an important source of livelihood. It is possible to see mats with cicim technique peculiar to that region in every region of Anatolia. Konya Küçükmuhsine Village takes its place among these regions. Cicim technique pile coverings of Küçükmuhsine region are the most well-known weavings. In addition, carpet pillows, saddlebags, floor carpets, runners and prayer rugs are woven in the region. There are examples of local weavings in Konya Ethnography Museum. The weaving tradition of Küçükmuhsine Village is as old as its history. It has been influenced by the weaving tradition and culture of Konya and its surroundings and has been a source for other regions with its village-specific pattern understanding.

In this study, cicim technique load covers and namazlağs unique to Konya Küçükmuhsine Village were examined. It has been tried to evaluate the material, technique, color, type, pattern and composition characteristics of cicim weavings in general through the samples determined in the field researches made in the region. The motif and composition arrangements of the Küçükmuhsine cicim technique covers are compared with the carpets, kilims and cicim floor mats woven in Anatolia and around Konya.