Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 3, No 2 (2011)

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A Part of Yürük Life Style: Tents

Mustafa GENÇ, Ayşegül KOYUNCU


One of the basic needs of human beings is sheltering. At first, safe places were chosen to settle down. Buildings which were constructed by getting into pits from above were the first residential architecture. Then vertical housing style became dominant. The material and shape used varied based on geographical, topographic characteristics, and weather and life styles. As Yürük life style forces them to move very often and they need light goods to carry with them, they chose tents. They are generally woven in the way they learned from their parents with the basic materials they need to survive their lives. Anatolian Yürüks use hair tents and these tents have been multi-functional to them as a kitchen, a bedroom, and a dining-room. In this study, we explained tents, their setting, and parts.

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