Bursa Fabrics

Originated from Anatolia, the fabric art began in Bursa in the 15th century. Bursa has an important place in terms of its weaving techniques, specificity of its materials and richness of their patterns. Thus, showing the world the subtlety of Turkish culture. Especially during the 15th and the 16th centuries, Bursa has become the center of fabrics, so much that even China which was famous for its weaving, or other countries such as Hungary, Poland, Italy and other Balkan countries, bought fabrics from Bursa and even sold then in their own markets.

The Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, exposes Bursa fabrics dated back to the 16th century. Visiting this kind of museums can help us to see why these fabrics had such a significance at that time. Other than this Portuguese museum, other museums also expose Bursa fabrics ; the Greek Benaki Museum, the Topkapı Palace Museum, the Konya Mevlana Museum, the Bursa City Museum and the Bursa Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.