2,300-year old, world famous Yağcıbedir rugs, woven by Yoruk people of Sındırgı district of Balıkesir, who migrated from Central Asia, have attracted a great deal of attention after being used in the decoration of period dramas in recent years.
The weaving technique of Yağcıbedir rugs is transferred from mothers to daughters. Included in dowries, these rugs are also considered a work of art representing the customs and traditions of Yoruk people.
Made of hundred percent sheep’s wool and standing out for being natural, Yağcıbedir rugs are durable for many years thanks to its 35 knots per square centimetre.
Sındırgı Mayor Ekrem Yavaş said different motifs on Yağcıbedir Rugs had different meanings, and added: “Each pattern tells a different story. These rugs decorate wherever they are spread like paintings.