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Buldan glands and buldan weaving since history

B.C. In 6,000 years, the first loops were laid in Anatolia and the first hand looms were made. The pieces of cloth found in the archaeological excavations at Çatalhöyük are proof of this. In later ages, weaving has shown great progress in Hittite, Phrygian, Lydian, Persian, Roman and Byzantine civilizations.

Ibn Batuda in the 14th century n “. There is no other example of cotton embroidered fabric is made of cotton. This fabric is named after the name of the waist. Bul Buldan cloth and Buldan weaving is a historical document of weaving.
It is recorded in the historical records that the Osmanoğullari fabric from Buldan through Germiyanoğullari before they settled in Bursa. After the establishment of the Ottoman Empire, a part of the palace's weaving needs was provided from BULDAN. The insides of Ertuğrul Gazi were woven in Buldan, the shawl of Barbaros and the shirt of Sultan Genç Osman. These examples can be seen in the Topkapi Palace Museum.

The motifs in Turkish woven fabrics and embroideries are generally vegetal. Flowers such as tulips, carnations and various branches have been used especially in the XVI century. The colors are mainly red, tile blue, moth, baked quince and saffron. This tradition is also evident in BULDAN weaving and embroidery. The patterns are geometric herbal. Colors are dominated by red, yellow and white. Red colored cloths are used for flag making and other colors are used for turban and underwear production.
Until 1779, weaving in Buldan was done with primitive looms. After this date, Buldan's parish was searched for solutions for the development of weaving by Bucak Director's works, and weavings such as headscarf, loincloth, linen and BULDAN cloth were made with threads from 10 to 20 on looms from bobbin and bobbin. In 1910, Osman SAY, a weaver, brought a loom that he saw in Istanbul to Buldan, and Buldan had the opportunity to benefit from the most advanced looms of the time. Cotton and silk fabrics were woven in these looms and these woven fabrics met various needs for years. Since 1951, motor looms were started to be used as weaving tools and equipment were arranged according to the conditions of the day. Today silk and so on. types of fine fabrics, loincloths, top cover type fabrics are still woven in hand looms, other types are woven in motorized looms.

Weaving is carried out with hand looms, mechanical looms with the arrival of electricity and today with advanced automatic looms. Handcrafts that dominate Buldan and its vicinity are weaving in the form of family business. Quince seeds, pomegranate husks, walnut leaves and acorns, which are the raw materials of weaving dyeing in the region, and being on the eastern trade route of the region, facilitate the development of this art.
The peshtemals are woven in silk and cotton. The loincloths used to be tied to the waist over their clothes before going out on the streets. Today it is used as coffee table and table cloth. The sheets are woven in silk and cotton in various sizes for single and double beds and duvets. It is mostly woven in cotton. HOŞGÖR, which was formerly used as bed linen and woven from silk, is used today as a type of cloth.

Since 1893, Buldan Twisted, which has a curling appearance because its width is between 30 and 60 centimeters and twisted yarn is used in the weft.
The diaper was used especially as an inner shirt for underwear making. This cloth, which was named GROFON in 1930; Plain colored, striped and checkered. It was used as a school uniform in all the schools of Izmir upon the order of the Governor of Izmir Kazım DİRİK. Later, plain, striped border, checkered woven glands made of women, men's shirts, various maxi dresses and blouses on the flush, glitter or orlon yarns were embroidered. In the 1970s, these cloths were exported to European countries such as Germany, France and Belgium.
Today, the latest technology woven buldan cloth is located in every corner of our house, such as shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, shorts… are also in our clothes.