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Wood, Natural as Nature-2
Wood, Natural as Nature-2
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Wood is an incredible, renewable resource for humankind. As it grows on trees, nature is the main manufacturer of all kinds of wood. Every tree is a small factory of wood without any waste which produces its own energy.

That is why wood is relatively cheap and eco-friendly material. It is an aesthetic material as well as strong and long-lasting. Wood is used to construct buildings, making paper, cooking meat and there may be other thousands of usages. Wood is one of the most useful and handy material in the world.

Wood, Natural as Nature-1
Wood, Natural as Nature-1
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As a formal definition, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines wood as “The hard fibrous substance consisting basically of xylem that makes up the greater part of the stems, branches, and roots of trees or shrubs beneath the bark and is found to a limited extent in herbaceous plants”. Definition of Wikipedia, on the other hand, is a bit more scientific: “Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material, a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.” As a whole; wood is an organic material that has many distinct characteristics.

How do you make a Bandsaw Box?
How do you make a Bandsaw Box?
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Bandsaw boxes are kind of wooden boxes. They are made by using a band saw for cutting and shaping the wood. Usually different kinds of solid wood are used together to create an elegant form. Preferably dye and stain are not used to leave it as natural as possible. Shape of the boxes are limited by your imagination and ability of band saw cutting.

Art of Wood Carving
Art Of Wood Carving
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Wood Carving is an art made by carving wood with a sharp hand tool to form functional or decorative objects.

Wood carving is one of the oldest crafts in the world. Carving dates back to the stone ages. Early humans were using stones, bones and obviously wood for carving their tools.

Although wood is an easy-to-use material, there are not too many old samples, since it easily deforms and dissolves in nature. The Shigir Idol is the world's oldest known wood carving. It dates to the era of Mesolithic art, about 7500 BCE. There is another example from ancient Egypt in the Cairo Museum which possibly dates back to 4000 BCE. It is known that wood was in widespread use throughout all the ancient civilizations.

Wood Burning Art
Wood Burning Art
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Pyrography is an art; painting or ornamenting wood or some other materials by making burn marks with the help of a heated metal pen. It is also known as pokerwork or wood burning.

The word pyrography is derived from pur which means fire and graphos which means writing in old Greek. In the past, it was used to decorate or tag tools, handmade objects or kitchenware. Dates of crafts with pyrography go back to ancient Egypt and Chine. It can be said that after the 19th Century, it became a solemn art done on blank wood or leather panels or sheets.

Naht Art
Naht Art
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Art of Naht is to apply calligraphic scripts and decorative patterns on wood by means of carving, inlaying, and illumination techniques. It transforms scripts and patterns into 3d structures using a wood or textile backdrop.

Naht is an Arabic origin word meaning carving. During the Seljuk and the Ottoman period, it is used as the original meaning. It was a part of the decoration and ornamentation of architectural works and producing decorative objects especially for religious buildings.

Art of Intarsia

Intarsia is a kind of wood art done by using different kinds of wood pieces, which have different natural colors and grains that fitted together like a mosaic to form 3D pictures and illustrations. Intarsia is, in a way, painting pictures by the natural colors and grains of wood.

It is thought that the Latin word "interserere" which means to insert, evolved into the word “Intarsia”. Another alternative for the origin of the word intarsia is that it has been derived from the Arabic tarsi’ (the act of inlaying, from the verb rassa’a – to inlay). It has emerged for the first time in Europe in Italy. Then it spread throughout Europe. Most beautiful samples have been created during the Renaissance period between 1400-1600 years. However Modern intarsia is a little bit different than ancient intarsia, it has a third dimension, depth.

Kilim Motifs

Here are the motifs that we used in our products. They are some of the most common products appear on the traditional carpets and rugs.

Wolf’s Mouth

Hands on Hips

Bird

Scorpion

Love and Unification

Star

Ram’s Horn

Handicrafts
Handicrafts have emerged in the beginning to meet the daily needs and motivation of people to exist and protect against nature. However, especially with the transition to the settled life handicrafts have gained another function for the need of adornment and decoration. Parallel to the development of handicrafts, they also started to have a communicative function. Motifs, embroideries, and colors used in handicrafts have become symbols that express emotions. Before the invention of writing, people describe nature events, forms of belief, feelings, and thoughts by symbolizing and painting them.
Wall Art - Kilim Collection

Traditional Turkish Handicrafts have created a rich mosaic by combining their own exclusive values with the cultural heritage of various civilizations from the thousands of years of Anatolian History. One of the most significant art branches that introduce the Turks to the world is weaving. Hand-woven carpets in traditional handicrafts have the ability to express Anatolian lifestyle from past to present with rich eloquence in visual expression.

Patterns and motifs used in traditional weaving are permanent, enduring and very rarely changing symbols and codes with their characteristics resisting centuries and geographies. Symbols are like DNA of a cultural structure. Other than being a robust part of Turkish culture, another aspect of these symbols is that they were brought to America by the migration from the Bering Strait which explains the resemblance with some symbols of Native Americans.