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Wood Block Printing and Turkish Textile Designs Workshop



Duration: 2 hours
Location: Sultanahmet / ISTANBUL
Lesson Teachings: available in English and Turkish

Overview :

Traditional Turkish Wood Block Printing. Woodblock printing on textiles is the process of printing patterns on textiles, usually of linen, cotton or silk, means of incised wooden blocks. It is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all methods of textile printing. Block printing hand is a slow process. It is, however, capable of yielding highly artistic results, some of which are unobtainable any other method.

This is the traditional method used for hand made printing on textiles in the Ottoman Empire and early periods and this art is protected Unesco as world heritage. Yazma’ is the name given to the application of designs to textiles either directly with a brush called “kalem”, or using a wooden mold carved in relief. The major centers for this art in the Ottoman period were Amasra, Bartin, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Kastamonu, Tokat, Yozgat and Zile. The specimens from Istanbul rose to prominence with its hand-painted ‘Kandilli’ textiles, highly prized for their artistry, in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

What is Included :

* In our lessons, we can teach beginner & advanced level Professional Artists.
* All materials and tools needed for the workshop.
* In the end of the workshop you will have a finished printed art works
* Workshop Area, Aprons & Gloves.
* Turkish Tea & Water.

Additional Information :

For the carving we can use a sort of foam for the beginers bcs carving on wood requires some technique and practie to learn. If you want to carve on wood, you are also welcome.. You can use our masters carved wood blocks to create your own designs.

Here is our adres :

Google Maps :

Bazaar Turkey – Les Arts Turcs
Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk.
No: 19 Floor : 3 (Behind The Underground Cistern) Sultanahmet 34110
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact = +905442201022 ( Mr. Alp )

History of Wood Works & Wood Block Printing in Turkey


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