Weaving

Weaving

Carpet weaving is still an important form of income for villagers,produced manually on looms in local homes.The carpets of Simav,which are also known as Palace Carpets,were produced in the most illustrious period of Ottomans,and are mainly decorated with leaf cotton.Their surface and edges are decorated with motifs such as curled leaves,rosettes,grenadines,hyacinths and carnations Because the carpets of Simav are naturally-dyed,they are termed’’natural carpet with dye’’.Today hand-weaving is mainly done in Gediz and Şaphane.Here only fabric is produced.Nomad carpets,a local specialty,are weaved in Bayramşah Village in Aslanapa.