14 Jun 2007

TURKISH CARPET FACTORY

13 Steps to make an orient carpet

During my roundtrip through Turkey I also visited a carpet factory. The most expensivest oriental carpets or rugs are made out of wool and silk.

1. This is a a picture of a silkworm in his cocoon



2. They are put in hot water and threads are pulled out


3. Closer look on cocoons


4. Dyeing process


5. Spinning


6. An on old woman at the spinning wheel


7. pulled out silk threads


8. Silk ready for weaving


9. Girls take one thread at the time and knot it in. They have a pattern for the design in front of them





10. Closer look on a weaving loom


11. Wonderful carpets hanging everywhere on the walls (in fact it was not allowed to take pictures, they didn't want their patterns copied, but I "couldn't" read the sign.


12. And so it looks when it is finished


13. A little corner to think about "to buy or not to buy"


Compared to prices in the western world these carpets where really cheap.

27 comments:

JHS said...

Very interesting! I always wondered how they made those rugs.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a process! No wonder they cost so much.

Anonymous said...

Happy TT! Great blog list!

Crimson Wife said...

Interesting TT, thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

I want one of those. well... one big one and then three long roll out ones for the hallway.

I suppose shipping them is more expensive than just buying something made here

Robin said...

Gorgeous carpets!

MaR said...

I have three mulberry trees, the silk worms eat those leaves. But I haven't seen any in the neighborhood of the trees!
Very interesting process, Gattina. It would be also interesting to know what those women are getting paid for such long work hours.
You reminded me of Steppenwolf's Magical
Carpet Ride
from my teenage years *sigh*
happy TT!

Callie Ann said...

What a neat thing to show us. Thank you Gattina this was very interesting.

Dorothy said...

What a fascinating process. You're very blessed to get to see so much in other countries. Happy TT.

Anonymous said...

Oh I would so love that big Turkish carpet!

ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Very interesting! I need a carpet for my dining room and have been shopping for one. Turkish ones are very pricey. Now I know why. They are beautiful though.

Unknown said...

Aaaaaah... beautiful pictures from your Turkey vacation. What happened in the corner? Did you buy a carpet???

Ich hätte beinahe einen gekauft - nachdem ich mit Apfel- und Bananentee abgefüllt worden bin ;) - aber wir hatten sowieso Übergepäck! Vielleicht beim nächsten Mal...

Julia Phillips Smith said...

What a fascinating TT! Thanks for posting that. I've always loved Turkish carpets and think they're very beautiful. What magnificent work those women do. And so weird about it all starting from the tiny silk worms.

Di said...

Not being a cat lover...at first when I saw the first picture of the cocoon, I thought it was a cat!

meh said...

Wow, this is a really interesting Thursday Thirteen!
Thanx for stopping by mine :)

Anitha said...

simply gorgeous!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Amazing, Gattina. I've heard about the process but the pictures really bring it home. Talk about an artform...

Happy TT! Always glad to see you stop by.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures and interesting post you writte here! It gives me the idea to make a culture of silkworms in my classroom and show these very educative photos to my pupils for the next schoolyear!
I love the vivid colours of the Turkish carpets! If one day I travel in this land, sure, I'll buy a marvelous carpet!

Janet said...

Imagine the first person that thought of doing this!

Anonymous said...

How fascinating, and I loved the pictures, too!

Thanks for the heads-up for Cats on Tuesday. Sounds like fun! :) Two of my cats blog: Chairman Mao (The Ballicus Blog) and Marilyn MonREOW (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). You might have seen 'em around the Cat Blogosphere, hee hee!

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine!

Anonymous said...

Oh, great reportage I've never seen it from the inside before.

... butt no flying carpets??? I'm very disappointed ;-)

Raggedy said...

Facsintating!
Wow.
Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Spy Scribbler said...

Thanks for the tour! I've never thought about how they're made. It's interesting to see, close up!

Thanks for sharing! Happy TT!

Meow (aka Connie) said...

That's very interesting ... it obviously takes a lot of work to make one of those wonderful rugs.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care, Meow

Tink said...

Wow, very interesting! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How amazing that the little creatures create such a beautiful substance; I've never seen them up close before. What beautiful rugs; it really makes me want to visit Turkey now. Thanks for sneaking some pictures! :-D