Embroidery is the ornamentation of materials such as leather, cloth or felt
with silk, wool, linen, cotton and metal threads and needles.
The art of Turkish embroidery has a long history. The word “ornament” is used
as a definition of decoration in houses, clothes and furnishings.
Embroidery began in the palace, later becoming a decorative folk art.
The embroidery techniques and needles that are used today are the end product
of many changes based on economic and geographic conditions and aesthetical
Turkish embroidery techniques according to the way the needle is used; the
needle may applied to the woven threads (Chinese needle, Romanian needle, Cretan
needle, French knot, calculation needle, herringbone, eyebrow etc); or to pull
the woven threads (scalloped ribbon); needles may help to close the threads
(Bukhara knot, Jacobean weft, Maraş work, applique, bead work, sequin work), or
to bind the threads (patchwork, dove eye, Antep work, passing work etc.).