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“KUTNU” Fabric Weaving Today

In the past, kutnu was called the “Palace Cloth” as it was used to make the sultans’ kaftans, and in time came to be used for clothing by men and women of the public, especially the wealthy ones.
Today, kutnu is produced on motorized looms rather than hand looms, and is generally utilized in the costumes of folk dancers and for certain accessories like ties and scarves.

The contents of this publication, which has been funded through the 2010 Economic Development Financial Support Programme of the Silk Road Development Agency, does not represent the views of the Silk Road Development Agency and/or the Ministry of Development. The Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce is the sole bearer of responsibility for the contents.