Yagcibedir Carpets of Dikili, Izmir, Turkey


Carpet Industry is another source of income in Dikili. World-famous Yagcibedir Carpets are being weaved in the region. Yagcibedir Carpets are weaved in Koca Oba, Mazili, Yenice, Samanlik and Caglan villages by the women and girls of these districts.


Yagcibedir Carpets weaved on the handlooms by the manual labor of young girls expressing their dreams, hopes and grieves through the colors and patterns... Carpets have a story of a girl who was in deep love with a boy and never came together. Red color symbolizes the separation, black color symbolizes the grief, white color symbolizes the hope, blue color symbolizes the unending hope...



The four dots symbolize the family individuals who are against the love, the Suleyman star symbolizes the boy, the screws symbolize the heart's being locked up, the anchors symbolize the obstacles on the way to love and the transition from red to pink symbolizes the desire for marriage... The carpets weaved in these colors and patterns are called "Daughter Bergama"...

Success in the usage of root paints in the carpets, not losing their colors and their always being bright; show the superiority of Yagcibedir carpets. Also their being weaved on the handlooms keep them special.


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