ISSN:2148-2489

AN INVESTIGATION OF MOTIF, PATTERN AND COMPOSITION FEATURES OF KÜTAHYA WOMEN CEPKENS WITH SNAKE MOTIF


Garments are products that show the characteristics of an era, a country, a community, or a person. The garments, created with patience and skill, reflect the intricacies of the Anatolian people, their spirit, their understanding of life, their traditions. These feelings are sometimes described by line, sometimes by color, sometimes by symbolic language in motifs. In this study, motif, pattern and composition characteristics of Kütahya female cepkens with snake motif were examined. In this context, the historical development of the province of Kütahya, geographical and social position, economic, educational and cultural situations, Kütahya women's cepkens and symbolic meanings of motifs were investigated. In addition, Kütahya women's cepkens with snake motifs were investigated, photographs of the clothes were taken with the permission of the owners of the clothes; the patterns of the clothes were drawn vectorially. Four cepkens’ colour, ornamentation, motif, pattern, composition and form characteristics were determined. The universe of the research consists of Kütahya and the sample consists of four cepken garments found from the province of Kütahya.Recommendations have been developed based on the results optanied in the research.


Keywords


Kütahya Women Cepkens, Snake, Motif, Pattern, Composition

Author : Müzeyyen AYGÜN
Number of pages: 410-432
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ASOS.39470
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The Journal of Academic Social Sciences
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