I came to Ankara, Turkey from New Orleans, Louisiana in early 2009, I have done extensive research on different obscure crafts and artforms which have slowly started to die off due to the lack of artisans specializing in those crafts. I decided since I have come here that I would dedicate my life to learning those artforms, and try to preserve them through creating culture rich pieces.
Some of the arforms I have learned are Turkish tatted lace, also known as Mekek. Mekek is also called shuttle tatting. This form is typically considered difficult to learn, but easy to do once it is learned. Tatted lace became more obscure over time as cheaper, readily available factory created laces gained popularity through the world.
Japanese Tsumami Kanzashi is one of the most beautiful artforms I have ever seen. Tsumami Kanzashi is the pinching…
- Joined October 25, 2009