top of page
fabrıcs
*
*
*
*
*
Wool
Afyon Keçesi - Ankara Sof Kuması - Bayburt Ehramı - Karacakılavuz Dimi Dokuması - Sedefli Battaniye  Siirt Battaniyesi
Silk
Antep Kutnu - Barıs Ipegi
Linen
Ayancık Keteni - Kandıra Bezi - Merzifon Dokuması - Çarasıbası Kesanı 
Cotton
Lefke Bezi - Adana Bezi - Begonvil Bezi - Rize Bezi - Tamzara Dokuması - Tire Beledi Dokuması - Vezirköprü Susuz Bezi - Yesil Üzümlü Dastarı - Sile Bezi - Mersin Okutması - Burdur Dokuması - Iznik Bezi - Nevruz Bezi - Buldan Bezi
Recycle
Durusu Bezi
SEA00001.jpg

Fırat Neziroglu Presents:

ANATOLIAN.tEXTILE

NETWORK

Geographically Indicated Fabrics of Turkey

AGENDA
IMG-20221116-WA0020.jpg

With ancient knowledge derived from Turkey's unique lands...

FN Projects
IMG_6186.jpg
Kargı Bezi

The cotton fabric produced in Çorum, woven since the time of the Hittites, whitened with the ammonia found in the dung of large livestock, and handwoven using the Fırat Neziroglu Technique.
Miss SUPRANATIONAL / POLAND

Fırat Neziroglu, inspired by the patterns carved into the mountains for Puduhepa, the first queen of peace in history, who sealed the Kadesh Peace Treaty ending the known first war, has incorporated his personal technique and the 'kargı' fabric into the Turkish National Costume.
Begonvil Bezi

Designed by Fırat Neziroglu, drawing inspiration from the colors of the Begonvil flower, two different cotton fabrics have begun to be woven on our looms in Bodrum. Tailored to suit the geography and climate of Bodrum, with a texture that responds to perspiration sensitivity, they exhibit hues reminiscent of Bodrum Begonvilles.

These fabrics, woven in two different textures, are made of cotton weft and cotton warp. The flexible texture, created without the use of Lycra, is designed considering the twist differences in cotton yarns. Fırat Neziroğlu has designed the knitting and color combinations based on Begonvil leaves
FN  1494.jpg
FN  1163.jpg
Adana Bezi

The distinctive feature of Adana Fabric is the absence of synthetic dyes in its production.

Cotton emerges from the soil in white and various shades of brown. Colored cottons, other than white, are removed, allowing only top-quality white cotton to enter production.

In the production of Adana Cloth, naturally grown colored cotton threads are utilized.
Şile Bezi
 

The salt content of Şile's sea, along with the fine sands on Şile's shores, guided our ancestors, who filled pots with seawater and boiled them to weave delicate fabrics. They poured a cup of flour into the boiling seawater to prepare a broth. Into this broth, they dipped the threads, strengthening them with flour before weaving them into fine fabrics on looms. These woven fabrics were then washed in the sea at Şile and dried on the fine Şile sands. The fine sands became embedded in Şile fabrics, but it was the threads that had been mixed with flour, met with the sea, and washed, that became Şile Fabric.

You know how deeply connected I am to the culture, tradition, and Anatolia. I feel that we are also connected to each other. It makes me very happy.

I set up 100 looms in Şile and provided weaving training to 200 Şile women.

The women of Şile wove and sewed.

 

I continue to support women's employment in Şile.

 

We wove the most beautiful fabrics just like our grandmothers did.

 

I designed it with respect for Anatolia.

PhotoRoom_20221102_000327.png
FN  0879.jpg
Yeşil Üzümlü Dastarı
 

In Yeşil Üzümlü, the local people weave Dastar Fabric with their hands and eyes on weaving looms locally known as "DÜVEN". Various embroideries are used in weaving Dastar, which is made using three types of threads: warp, weft, and pattern.

Dastar is produced from wool, cotton, linen, and silk. The silk used in Dastar production is obtained from the silkworms raised by the local people. The Dastar produced from silk is called "Bürümcük Dastar". Dastars woven with specific patterns are named as "sucuk yanışlı" (sausage-style), "çomak yanışlı" (stick-style), "deveboynu yanışlı" (camel-neck-style), and "semer yanışlı" (saddle-style). Dastars woven without embroidery are called "yoz dastar". Another factor that adds value to Dastar is the coloring of threads obtained from plants grown in the region.


Fethiye Municipality, in collaboration with Likya Women's Cooperative and Fırat Neziroğlu, is reweaving Geographical Indication marked Dastar fabric considering contemporary needs and traditional weaving methods.

A new Traditional Collection has been created by combining traditional Anatolian garment patterns with Fırat Neziroğlu's modern perspective.

Kandıra Bezi
 

Kandıra Cloth is one of the highly special products produced in the district of Kandıra in Kocaeli, Turkey. It is a fabric reflecting a weaving tradition dating back to the Roman era. It is known colloquially as 'unbreakable bush' or 'bush tearer', referring to its durability. Apart from its strength, it is also visually stunning.

 

Kandıra Cloth is one of the fading treasures of Kandıra, revitalized and made suitable for everyday use through contemporary approaches by Fırat Neziroğlu.

IMG_2459.jpeg
tara0003.jpg
Piraziz Köyü Keçesi
 

In the village of Piraziz in Giresun, there are approximately 1000 Karayaka sheep. I learned that their wool is sheared every year, and due to its thickness, wool is exported from New Zealand. Seventy percent of the wool is soft wool from New Zealand, while thirty percent comes from Karayaka sheep and is used for felting.

Based on this information, I visited Giresun. I worked with the women of Piraziz Village to create felt layers from pure Karayaka sheep wool. From these felt layers, we designed and produced shoes and boots.

Additionally, in my role as an advisor for Wearable Technologies at the Bilişim Vadisi (Information Valley), I conducted tests and found that wool helps mitigate the negative effects of urban electricity on the human body.

Beyond just designing patterns and colors, I am researching the benefits of natural fabric fibers for both the environment and humans. Using the insights of science, I continue to design new fabric and felt constructions.

Sof Kumaşı
 

As the Wearable Technologies Advisor at Bilişim Vadisi (Information Valley) and the Coordinator of Textile Technologies and Design at Bahçeşehir University's Creative Industries Center, I set out to study Ankara goats, an endemic species unique to Ankara.

The Ankara goats, a significant treasure of Anatolian lands, were nearly extinct. Following soil analysis, suitable plants for the goats' nutrition were cultivated, and shepherds were trained for their care. Today, we have 225,000 Ankara Goats.

I strive to integrate the ancient knowledge inherited from Anatolian lands into daily life, bringing together women artisans from every corner of Anatolia and designing to add value to their efforts.

PhotoRoom_20221101_160403.png
FN  0796.jpg
Nevruz Bezi
 

Nevruz Village Women's Cooperative, born and raised in a village in Çanakkale Yenice, extends their warm efforts to different corners of Turkey.

Under the leadership of their mentor, Ayşe Pirhasoğlu Akbaş, they present the most significant example to Turkey's Women's Cooperatives with the vision they have created. The management consists solely of local women.

From the first day I visited Nevruz Village, we aimed to weave a special fabric for Nevruz. With 4 looms set up in the village, I designed a fabric suitable for the climate and geography of Nevruz Village. I named this fabric "Nevruz Cloth." Years later, it will be remembered as the traditional fabric of Nevruz.

Durusu Bezi
 

The yarns for the fabrics that women will weave on the looms were made of 100% recycled yarns. The uniforms of the 6000 employees working at IGA, which change every year, were collected and sent to the recycling facility in Uşak to be recycled into yarn.

After Fırat Neziroğlu's fabric designs were woven with these recycled yarns, they were put up for sale.

Women from the villages of Durusu and Akpınar were employed, allowing them to earn a living by weaving fabrics.

PhotoRoom_20221101_150313.png
PhotoRoom_20221101_231907.png
Mardin Bezi
 

The "Mardin Design and Innovation Center" project, with the Mardin Artuklu Municipality as the applicant and Mardin Artuklu University as the project partner, was brought to life thanks to the "Guided Project Support" of the Mardin Development Agency. An approximately 200-year-old monumental building located in the historic site of Mardin was restored and transformed into a design and innovation center. Within this center, design and innovation workshops were established to facilitate production in four areas: weaving, glass, felt, and jewelry.

Under the leadership of Fırat Neziroğlu, weaving looms were set up in the weaving area, enabling participants with no prior experience in weaving to engage in collaborative work. Participants who completed the weaving training are now progressing towards becoming skilled weavers themselves.

bottom of page