Cultural heritage, collaborative practices and sustainable fabric design: Ottoman sultans’ life stories on jacquard design

Arslan P., Ferreira A. M. , Akpınarlı H. F.

AHFE International Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, 2019, Washington, United States Of America, 24 - 28 July 2019, vol.970, pp.102-113 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 970
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-20145-6_10
  • City: Washington
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-113
  • Keywords: Fabric design, Jacquard weaving design, Ottoman sultans, Life stories, Mehmed the conqueror


© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020.In the textile industry, the jacquard weaving industry is an important branch. Jacquard weaving industry offers rich varieties thanks to computer-aided design system used in pattern design. In parallel to changing fashion trends and consumer perceptions, design of the jacquard fabric is as important as the technology used in design. In researches to determine fabric-designing trends, the cultural perceptions embraced by the society are used. Accordingly, the themes that reflect the experiences and practices of the society are incorporated in the fabric designs. The fact that the designer emphasizes the culture of society and uses it in fabric designs emphasizes the culturally rich design concept. The aim of this research is to emphasize the social phenomena by making new designs inspired by the life stories of Ottoman sultans in jacquard fabric designing. This study was performed by scanning method. The population of the study was the life stories of the Ottoman Sultans, while the sample of the study was the study of the life story of the Ottoman Sultan “Mehmed the Conqueror”. Stories from the life of Fatih Sultan Mehmed were compiled based on the resources available within the scope of the study. Rumeli Fortress and the Map to which the Sultan attached importance, were determined as the theme. Jacquard weaving technique and the fabric patterns are created from in line with the themes and designed in detail from sketching phase to digital design phase and produced as jacquard fabric. In this study, the fabric designs and the images of the fabrics produced are included.