Digitization and archiving of Turkish motives by photogrammetric methods


  • Eda Menekşe
  • Ali Ulvi


Close range, Photogrammetry, Turkish Motives, Digitization, 3D Model


Individuals bear significant responsibility in carrying out the essential and selfless work that ensures an increased level of knowledge and culture within Turkish society. Additionally, they strive to preserve cultural values that have been harmed or are at risk of disappearing due to various factors. These efforts include documenting and passing along such values to future generations. At this stage, individuals communicated their thoughts through cave art, rock art and woven textiles. Within this context, individuals consider, design, and weave together the events and situations they wish to convey. At this point, motifs play a crucial role and are comparable to the constituent words of a sentence. Understanding the meaning of the motifs allows for grasping and interpretation of the essence of the woven textiles. Carpet and rugs possess artistic characteristics and unravel the socio-cultural context of their era and their makers. Hence, they offer a historical reflection. The patterns on carpets and rugs unveil a spiritual depth and convey meaning by integrating its symbolism with the object on which it is exhibited, through formal connotations, bestowing a unique identity upon it.  It could be argued that the symbols and motifs found in traditional carpet and rug weaving are representative of the attitudes and behaviors of their weavers.