Zeitschrift für die Welt der Türken / Journal of World of Turks, Vol 7, No 1 (2015)

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Propagation of “Sabunlu (Soapy) Rugs” Pattern of Gagauz Turks

Didem ATİŞ ÖZHEKİM

Abstract


Gagauz Turks have been living mostly old Soviet Union, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekstan and Gagauz Autonomy at Moldovia. They accept both Christian Orthodox and Islamic ideas. Their historical background goes back to Middle Asia but there are lots of absences and confusions. Field research was conducted in Comrat, Çeadir-Lunga, Vulcaneşti, Kongaz, Avdarma, Beşalma, Cazaklia, Gaidar and Çeşmeköyü's museums and houses in 2013. In article, woven examples examine which is describing as "sabunlu" (soapy) rugs in the region and spread of the worldwide with visual datas.


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