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Craft Art - G. Altınay
In our traditional handicrafts, embroidery forms a wide area. Wood, metal, leather, stone, etc. Many materials can be 'processed'. The embroideries made on woven surfaces, on the other hand, consist of embellishments and techniques performed to provide an aesthetic quality either by hand or by means of tools and machines, without interfering with their function. Embroideries may consist of geometric or stylized plant-animal forms or symbolic patterns. Usually cover, items of clothing, napkins, etc. It is applied on. The composition and colors symbolize the traditional taste and show the local character of the embroidery.
The techniques, motifs and colors used in embroidery carry social, cultural and ethnic characters. The techniques, motifs and colors used in embroidery carry social, cultural and ethnic characters. Calculation work based on the technique of counting the fabric thread and creating the same looking patterns with a needle in both directions is applied on any type of fabric whose thread is counted or not, but Turkish work is our priority type of embroidery, which is distinguished by its unique motifs and color features. In the past, both embroidery techniques were used mostly in clothing items and dowry materials in Izmir and its surroundings. Embroideries are still found in many areas of our daily life, from home textiles to clothing and accessories.