Felting - A. Güleç

Seferihisar / İzmir

Felting - A. Güleç

BC VIII found in excavations in Central Asia. The decorated felt pieces belonging to the 19th century give information about the history of felt making. The felt XI. It is reported that it was brought to Anatolia with nomad Turks since the 1st century BC. Felt; It has been a tool used for nomadic communities in many areas from clothing to shelter. The felt, which is produced more easily and in a shorter time compared to other types of weaving, is also preferred for its long usage time. Felt; It is basically defined as obtaining a kind of weaving surface by compressing the wool obtained from sheep with heat and soap.

The history

The masters, who continue to make felt with traditional techniques, today make products such as wearable clothes, felt carpets, saddle felts, chair cushions, cushions for car seats, shoe felt. Masters; It produces mats with a width of 1.70 meters and a length of 4-5 meters. The wool for felt is provided from local sheep. The cleaned wool is combed in the machine, patterns are created with colored wool on the mat, it is rolled with wool on it. It is compressed in machines. The felt taken from the straw is sprinkled with soapy water and then beaten again in tattoo machines for five hours. Felt carpet taken from the machine is washed and put into use


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