IN HISTORY and THE KARATEPE KİLİM WORKSHOP
is located in Taurus Mountains about 140 km north of Adana
in Southern Turkey. The site is famous with the late Hittite
that dates back
to the 8th cent. B.C. King Asatiwatas ruled there and the famous
bilingual (Hittite Hieroglyphics and Phonecian Cuneiform) inscription
found there helped epigraphs to decipher the Hittite language.
It is also in the vicinity of ancient Hierapolis-Kastabala,
one of the many ancient cities in ancient Cilicia.
The inhabitants of the Karatepe region are the members of
Yörük, Avşar and Türkmen (Turcoman
) tribes. Their economy mainly depends on sheep and goat herding.
Thus, comes kilim weaving tradition. However the motifs they
use on their kilims are from much older times.
Each kilim is hand-woven
by villagers! All items used are 100% natural: no artifical
dyes, no synthetics!
They are made to last many years and
collectible items as they add to their value in time!
Own a piece of traditional art and
enjoy the warmth of thousands of years old traditional designs.