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Re-Inventing Traditional Textiles For The Contemporary Design Culture

Kipöz, Şölen; Himam, F.Dilek;


Traditional textiles have played a crucial role in creating awareness as cultural heritage and building a cultural identity and sustainability in contemporary design culture in Turkey. However, traditional textile weaving is threatened with extinction due to the need for specialist skills involved in hand weaving, the rapid growth of industrial production is facing with the treat of extinction. This study aims to focus on the regional development of traditional textiles, which is a potential source of support for local economies, thus contributing to increase the value of the material, and emphasizing cultural identity. In this respect, local silk textile production in Ödemiş, Birgi villages in İzmir, and the use of silk fabrics as ethnical sources for design inspiration will be analyzed as a representative of the collective memory of Turkish design culture. Correspondingly, two well-known Turkish designers, Zühal Yorgancıoğlu and Esin Yılmaz, works will be analyzed through interpretation of their design works. This analysis will be based on the concepts of local and cultural identity, authenticity, sustainability, collective memory and intergenerational equity in terms of interaction of traditional textiles with contemporary design culture.


Palavras-chave: traditional textiles, cultural identity, collective memory, material culture, intergenerational equity,


DOI: 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0062

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Kipöz, Şölen; Himam, F.Dilek; "Re-Inventing Traditional Textiles For The Contemporary Design Culture", p. 439-444 . In: Tradition, Transition, Tragectories: major or minor influences? [=ICDHS 2014 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies]. São Paulo: Blucher, 2014.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0062

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