Buldan Weaves

Ali Ayhan

Ali Ayhan

Ali Ayhan

Ali Ayhan

He finished primary, secondary and high school in Karaman. He graduated from Uludağ University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. He has been working as a financial advisor since 1996. He participated in 6th and 7th BursaPhotoFest. He is a student of Open Education Faculty photography department and has been interested in amateur photography since 2012.

Buldan is on of the provinces in Denizli which is famous withits weaving in Turkey and aroun the world. Buldan's most important livelihood is weaving from past to present. Weaving in Buldan is as old as the city's history. After the establishment of the Ottoman Empire, a part of the textile need of the palace supplied from Buldan. Motifs in Turkish woven fabrics and embroidery are generally floral. This tradition is evident in Buldan weaving and embroidery. Patterns are geometrical vegetative. The colors are dominated by red, yellow and white. Red colored textiles were used in making flags and other colors were used in the production of turbans and underwear. The first weavings in Buldan are made on primitive hand looms in almost every house.

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