What is Patchwork?
In the past it was not possible to find an array of products that are easily available to us today. Production in textile was far from what it is today. Before industrialization every piece of fabric was used until they completely deteriorated. Production procedure was dominated by physical labor. Therefore torn pieces of fabric was valuable. The intact pieces of fabric would be seperated from heavily damaged parts and sewn into other pieces of textile. With this method large pieces of textile comprising of many different colors would emerge. At this point the art of repurposing textile known as patchwork arose. In the land of Anatolia it is named as ‘kirkyama’ and it has been used for centuries.