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Research on Cultural Studies

Edited By Mehmet Ali Icbay, Hasan Arslan and Francesco Sidoti

This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, lawyers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of law, communication and arts. The topics include women rights in Turkey, witness statement as evidence in Turkish law, legal regulations about organ or tissue trafficking, the new social movements in Turkey, humorous discourse on social media or the traditional country fairs in Turkey.

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Traditional Felt Master Mustafa Yünel in Ödemiş, Bademli

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1. Introduction

Felt known the oldest textile mankind should be evaluated with the history. Felt is a textile product without any weft or warp and made by wetting wool with warm water and soap and applying pressure on it in a humid environment. Since the raw material of felt is wool, people obtained wool firstly from animals they hunted and then from tamed animals. It is not known for sure where the felt was discovered and used first. Our felt making art should be followed through Turkish history and examined in a historical context starting with pre-Anatolian period of Scythians, Huns, Gokturks and Uighurs in Central Asia and Anatolian period of Seljuks, Anatolian Beyliks, Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic.

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