The history of carpet weaving in Çanakkale begins with the nomads who came from Central Asia and the Caucasus and lived in the mountain villages as semi-nomadic. The motifs that distinguish Çanakkale Hand Carpet from other carpets in Turkish carpet art; Eight-armed star (star plate), gold plate, crane (crane belly), wide waters, baklava bag, bulk star, plane leaf, vine leaf (Turkmen rose), lump, oilseed and poplar leaf motifs engraved in a circle.
In Çanakkale Hand Carpet, root dye is generally used. Blue, green and its tones, brown, black and white are commonly used colors, and yellow is used more frequently in Ayvacık and Yenice districts. Çanakkale Handmade Carpet consists entirely of geometric patterns. Octagons, hexagons, diamonds, broken-horizontal lines, hooks, hooks, triangles and stars are the elements that determine the pattern. Çanakkale Hand Carpet generally has three borders, one wide and two narrow. Motifs such as carnations, scissors and plane leaves are applied on the borders. In Çanakkale Hand Carpet woven in Çan district, the main border decoration is a water motif. Borders applied together with interior filling and colors; It consists of a border with hook-shaped projections and an alternate sequence of a geometric form consisting of three squares, and a pair of oak leaves and a cup. Side borders are one of the distinguishing features of Çanakkale Hand Carpet.
Production Method: In the production of Çanakkale Hand Carpet; Auxiliary tools such as upright bench, kirkit, scissors, knife, comb are used. The pile height of Çanakkale Hand Carpet is generally 8-10 mm. Turkish knot (loop) is used in weaving. Turkish knot; It is also known as Gördes knot and double knot. Gördes node is symmetrical. Knots are passed between two independent warps and tied to these two warps. Gördes knot enables the carpet to be used for a longer time as it grips the warp from both sides.
Production, Processing and Other Processes Required to Take Place Within the Geographical Boundary: Çanakkale Handmade Carpet, which has a long history and requires mastery skills, has a famous connection with Çanakkale. Therefore, all stages of production must take place at the geographical boundary.
Rug 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. Completely nature.