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Turkish Quilts?
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10.       catwoman
8933 posts
 11 Dec 2009 Fri 10:18 pm

 

Quoting TheJanissary

 

 

 I will give you my mother´s msn u should ask her

 

Your mother msn´s with people? hahahahah

11.       alameda
3499 posts
 11 Dec 2009 Fri 10:26 pm

I seem to remember seeing one in neutral colors out of a organic fabric, cotton maybe.  I think you are right about the shiny thing. My taste is more in the neutral tones.........or just about any red.

 

The synthetic fiber thing is a phenomena that is sweeping the whole world now.  You used to be able to get wonderful cotton scarves & Jellabas from the Arab countries, now most everything is Polyester....I have seen some fabulous embroidery on things, but they are polyester, so I won´t get  them. 

 

Actually, it´s long stable fiber cotton, it won´t wrinkle very much anyway, same with silk.  I have a Chinese silk jacket that never needs ironing, even though it is 100% silk.  The short fibers wrinkle, not the long ones.

 

 

Quoting barba_mama

I think I saw quilts covered with cotton (my guess is Turkish cotton ) in a bed-covers etc. store in Balikesir... It was a store filled with all kinds of sheets and other stuff to dress up your bed. Kind of a cheap place actually, and the shiny polyester silk ones were more expencive then the cotton ones. I think shiny is more Turkish taste, and the cotton ones were B-choice

 

I guess you should check out some bed-stores. Most of them have a LOT of the shiny fake-silk ones, but I guess if you´ll look around you can get some "real" stuff as well.

 

 

12.       alameda
3499 posts
 11 Dec 2009 Fri 10:28 pm

 

Quoting catwoman

 

 

Your mother msn´s with people? hahahahah

 

You laugh, but in reality IMing is very convenient for people who are away from home....or far from loved ones.  Just about everyone uses it.  You can see your family and they can see and talk with you.

 

It really saves on the phone bills. In the "old days" (10 years ago) phone bills were horrible....could be mega bucks.



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13.       TheJanissary
384 posts
 11 Dec 2009 Fri 10:50 pm

 

Quoting catwoman

 

 

Your mother msn´s with people? hahahahah

 

 mrs.janissary1950@hotmal...

14.       TheJanissary
384 posts
 11 Dec 2009 Fri 10:52 pm

 

Quoting alameda

 

 

You laugh, but in reality IMing is very convenient for people who are away from home....or far from loved ones.  Just about everyone uses it.  You can see your family and they can see and talk with you.

 

It really saves on the phone bills. In the "old days" (10 years ago) phone bills were horrible....could be mega bucks.

 

 dont worry I dont have a quilt too

15.       vineyards
1954 posts
 12 Dec 2009 Sat 12:29 am

I am not particularly knowledgeable about the quilt art in Turkey. I just know that in the past there used to be these small shops where the quilt maker would usually sit in the window relentlessly sewing those pastel colored sheets of fabric. These days, quilt makers´ shops have become extremely rare. Most new couples prefer alafranga items.

 

Having said that in the past there used to be two main choices in certain things: alafranga and alaturka (meaning alla franca and alla turca respectively) Like in alafranga music, alaturka toilet etc.

 

16.       alameda
3499 posts
 12 Dec 2009 Sat 02:38 am

 

Quoting vineyards

...................... in the past there used to be these small shops where the quilt maker would usually sit in the window relentlessly sewing those pastel colored sheets of fabric. These days, quilt makers´ shops have become extremely rare. Most new couples prefer alafranga items.

 

 

Hmmm.....how sad.  Is there any movement to preserve the art form?  Turkey has numerous artisans whose arts need protection, encouragement, so it seems.  That is one of the reasons I´m doing this research. I´m sure one can commission items, don´t you think?

 

yorgan



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17.       alameda
3499 posts
 13 Dec 2009 Sun 08:24 pm

Gee I wish someone would have something to say about these....I found these videos of making them.

 

Woman and child making cotton quilt stuffing

 

a man sewing the design on a quilt

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