East Anatolia | Plant Fiber | Early 20th Century
The first material used by mankind to weave was vegetable fibre. It was immediately available and simple to work. Swamp reed and, after its introduction from the Americas, corn leaves, were the most common material used by the nomads of the highlands in Central Eastern Anatolia. The carpet thread was often enriched by small bits of colourful fabrics, good luck signs. The same as those that ever since Hittite times were placed close to wellsprings, considered as sacred places.