First girl Emine Erdoğan showcased the wealthy and time-honored traditions of Anatolian textiles in a fascinating exhibition held on the Turkish Home (Türkevi) in New York.
The exhibition, often known as the “Atlas of Turkish Weaving,” was a spotlight of her go to to the annual U.N. Basic Meeting conferences, the place she had the distinct honor of internet hosting a number of first girls.
Addressing her esteemed friends, Erdoğan expressed the importance of preserving and sharing Anatolia’s distinctive cultural treasures with the worldwide neighborhood. She proudly shared that the world’s oldest recognized weaving, relationship again an astonishing 9,000 years, was found in Anatolia. Notably, the oldest weaving artifacts have been unearthed throughout excavations on the famend website of Çatalhöyük. The primary girl highlighted that the artistry, as soon as woven on looms in Anatolian properties, continues to encourage and captivate audiences by means of Renaissance work displayed in museums worldwide.
All through the exhibition, Erdoğan personally launched handmade textile merchandise, offering insights into the beautiful craftsmanship. She emphasised that a few of the “rarest examples” of kemha weaving, known as brocade in Western cultures, have been woven in areas now often known as Bursa and Amasra. She underscored the historic significance of Ottoman-era cloth brokers, who meticulously sought out high quality materials with particular colours and patterns, noting that Istanbul was residence to the world’s earliest client safety legal guidelines.
“Our materials, woven from linen, silk, wool and cotton threads, coloured with pure dyes, maintain worth not just for their sturdiness but in addition for his or her well being advantages,” Erdoğan emphasised. She contrasted these enduring textiles with industrial materials that cater to modern society, highlighting that they now not prioritize sturdiness.
The primary girl took delight in Türkiye’s historic experience in crafting waterproof bristle tents “hundreds of years earlier than the invention of nanotechnology,” with out counting on artificial supplies. She additionally famous that Turkish textile masters are registered within the UNESCO Conference for the Safety of Intangible Cultural Heritage as “Residing Human Treasures.”
The exhibition drew the eye and admiration of the wives of leaders from varied nations, together with Kenya, Serbia, Albania, Croatia and North Macedonia. They lauded the Turkish textile trade and expressed gratitude to Emine Erdoğan for her contributions to the “Atlas of Turkish Weaving.”
The occasion additionally noticed the presence of distinguished Turkish officers, together with Household and Social Companies Minister Mahinur Ozdemir Goktas, Trade and Know-how Minister Fatih Kacır and Commerce Minister Ömer Bolat.