The fast advent of technology resulted in cultural alienation of society and had an impact on its arts. Traditional handicrafts have been in a process of degeneration for a long time. Nevertheless, a few loom masters carry on with the 900-year tradition of bürgü (silk scarf) in the touristic province Beypazarı, Ankara. İsmail Yanık is one of these masters. He works in his own workshop. Bürgü is a traditional women’s wear in the villages of Beypazarı. Women wear the large head scarf when they go out. The size of the scarf allows the user to cover her body, and reaches down to knees. Bride scarves of old times are used as table clothes, bedspreads, and various home accessories. The findings of the research showed that cotton and silk threads were used to produced bürgü in the past, however filoselle and silvery threads are used today. This research is based on the silk bürgü master İsmail Yanık’s experience from his apprenticeship to his master years, and focuses on materials, tools, production procedures, and examples.
Keywords: Beypazarı, Loom master, Hand Weaving With Shuttle