Kalemişi Dergisi
Cilt 11, Sayı 23  Güz 2023  (ISSN: 2148-046X, E-ISSN: )
Mustafa KONUK

NO Makale Adı

From past to present, women have made it their pleasure to prepare dowry for their daughters by spinning the yarn and coloring it with their own means. These knitted aprons, which are eye-catching and handcrafted in every way, are the best examples of Turkish handicrafts. The subject of this study is to introduce the crocheted knitted henna aprons, which have a traditional identity in the center of Karaman, especially for the dowry of young girls and which are carefully prepared so that the bride's clothes are not contaminated and the burnt henna stains are not on her clothes, to introduce the crocheted henna aprons that are kept in their dowry, to reveal their ornamental features and to determine the design elements. In this context, crocheted henna aprons were examined in terms of design, information was obtained about the motifs, techniques, colors and materials used by interviewing people living in the region, and the local names that people gave to these aprons were researched. The local style was used in the motif naming of the crocheted apron samples examined. The people living in the Karaman region are the people who live very closely to each other and at the same time are closely connected to their customs and traditions. In the past, the aprons that were knitted to prevent the new bride's clothes from getting dirty at the henna night and kept in her chest after using it that night and tied in front of special guests when they would arrive, are unfortunately no longer knitted either because there are chest stains on the chests or because they are refused to be used by young girls. As a result, it shows how important it is to determine the traditional henna aprons left in a few households in the Karaman region before they disappear completely, to bring them into the literature and to contribute to today's designs.
Keyword: Henna, Henna Apron, Knitting, Karaman, Tradition