Our bags are produced with the unique Kutnu fabrics which have been produced with the same tradition for centuries that blends colourful silk and cotton yarns with modern designs.
Kutnu is a woven textile with a shiny surface and colourful vertical stripes, made with silk warps (lengthwise yarns) and cotton wefts (crosswise yarns) in Gaziantep-Turkey. It used to be made on wooden looms with shuttle and pulling whip, but is today woven on more advanced dobby and jacquard looms. Although the type of loom may have changed, the weaving method has stayed the same for centuries.
Kutnu is a true handcrafted product requiring different work at each stage of production. In the past employing thousands of Gaziantep inhabitants, the kutnu weaving sector is today being kept alive in the face of modern technology, by a small group of craftsmen determined to continue the profession with painstaking hand labour. (www.discovergaziantep.com)