Traditional Dastar Weaving in Yesil Uzumlu Town

Curuk G.

MILLI FOLKLOR, no.115, pp.170-183, 2017 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: Issue: 115
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: MILLI FOLKLOR
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-183
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


This article has been written to introduce the tradition that strives to survive with its own efforts. One of the forgotten traditions "the dastar" weaving done in the town Yesil Uzumlu (Green Grapes) which in Fethiye District, Mugla Province. Although it was very popular in the past, few people know it today and the voice of the local inhabitants is not heard much. However, the work being done is trying to revive this forgotten tradition. In the globalizing world "the dastar" weaving is the main example in terms of other traditions that become self-destruction. "The Dastar" weaving has survived in contrast to popular textile products, kept its originality and continues productivity. The people in Yesil, Uzumlu are trying to own and keep "the dastar" weaving alive as the inheritance from ancestors. "The dastar" weaving is an unchanged tradition coming nowadays through centuries. This restricted weaving is done by almost the women of Yesil Uzumlu district, but it is important to spread this tradition and develop this culture through coming generations. "The dastar" has succeeded in keeping up with this changing world and has an important place in our culture. The history of Yesil Uzumlu dates back to ancient times and therefore it is not exactly known how long the weaving is based to be done here. The antique town Cadiana in Yesil Uzumlu was frequently visited by foreign and domestic tourists with its cultural elements, traditions, customs, food and beverages, handicrafts, etc. contributed to keeping this heritage alive.