In Central Asia, Siberia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, Anatolia and Aksaray, carpet is not of great importance in almost all geographies influenced by this Turkish culture. Aksaray carpets also have a deep-rooted tradition that he incorporates from many regions and puts on himself. Especially Taşpınar carpet has a very important place. It has developed a unique carpet with its own style and the style it has taken from nearby villages and districts. We can say that Aksaray Taşpınar carpet was also affected by Konya and Kayseri carpet weaving. However, Aksaray, which has been a famous carpet center since the Seljuk period, has an undeniable unique style. All varieties of Taşpınar carpets are decorated with plant-based motifs placed in geometrical order. Although the floral motifs used on today's carpets are extremely stylized, we can easily say that the origins of the floral ornaments are based on many sources and the same special style. Aksaray Taşpınar Carpets are very, very rich in variety for these reasons. Considering that the main material of the carpet is wool, it is very important to have the most beautiful wool. Living in the mountain and plain villages of Aksaray and dealing with sheep breeding, the wool obtained from sheep by shearing process, which is made once a year when the wool is best, is used as raw material in weaving.
Geographical İndication Technical Specifications:
- Carpet Type : Taşpınar
- Quality : 30x35
- Loop in Dm2: 1.050
- Knot Style: Turkish Knot (Double)
- Pile Height (mm): 5-7
- Loop Yarn No (Nm): 3.5/2 Wool
- Warp Yarn No (Nm): 4/3 Wool
- Thick Weft Yarn (Nm): 4/2 Wool
- Thin Weft Thread (Nm): 4/2 Wool
- Material Consumption:
a) Loop: 2900 g/m2
b) Warp: 720 g/m2
c) Thick Weft: 200 g/m2
d) Thin Weft: 200 g/m2
Total : 4645 g/m2
Pattern-Color Feature: It is the distribution of stylized vegetal, geometric motifs on the carpet surface in such a way that it creates a Corner-Core and the ground part remains empty. The colors are bright and the main colors are dark blue, red and its tones, white. A small amount of colors such as light green, yellow blue buff are also used.
Carpet Condition Terms:
Extraordinary: It is the term used for rugs and carpets that have the characteristic of having a very difficult or special production technique, aging correctly, or having a high level of artistic value, as well as having no defects in the product. The value of new or second hand rugs and carpets, which are in outstanding condition, continues to increase over the years.
Antiques: Although the product is over 80 years old, it has a design, paint technique and origin features that can preserve its artistic value. Antique products can tear, wear, and cause pain. Most antique products have a more valuable aura as they age due to the natural paint and construction technique. For this reason, antique expert values are formed according to the current state of the antique products, the way they are worn, their production techniques and the region.
Excellent: Rugs and rugs in excellent condition are flawless, clean, with the potential to increase in value, bearing the characteristics of the region, and produced correctly. They can be antiques when used properly.
Good: These are carpets and rugs that have average defects in carpets and rugs and are likely to increase in value.
Medium: These are carpets and rugs suitable for daily use, which may have minor damage, do not have a high degree of motif difficulty, and are average in terms of yarn and paint material used.
Mediocre: Rugs and rugs with low pattern difficulty, relatively easy to manufacture, lost quality in various aspects (torn stains, paint mixing, etc.).
Hand-made carpets and rugs do not have bad or very bad classes. All the carpets and rugs produced are a great hand labor. However, there are carpets and rugs that cannot create their value within the bounds of possibility. All carpets and rugs produced are very special works of art that require great labor and production time. For this reason, there is no carpet or rug with low hand made value. There are only carpets and rugs whose experimental value is relatively lower than their square meter. Our recommendation is to use handmade carpets and rugs in your home, office, and in all areas of your life. One square meter rug or carpet is made in 1-2 months on average. Natural rugs and carpets organize the energy of your life, add value to life, improve your artistic approach, and are beneficial to nature. It is completely a part of nature, sustainable and harmless.