Those who claim that the first carpet weaving was made by Turks, start from the fact that the oldest known carpet in the world (Pazirik Carpet) was woven with a Turkish double knot. They state that the homeland of carpet weaving is Turks, that the history of Turkish carpet weaving goes back 2500 years and that the Turks moved to carpet from Central Asia to Anatolia. Therefore, it is said that handicraft carpets are historically one of the Turkish handicrafts. The domestication of some animals towards the end of the Neolithic period led to the conclusion that woolen weaving was the beginning. It is estimated that the first spinning was made by grinding the fibers between two hands. Later, it is understood that this work was done by rubbing a semi-round stone on the knee. In the excavations carried out in Turkistan in Central Asia, many spindle whorls of different sizes and weights made of clay, stone and bone were found in the Neolithic age levels. The first Turkish homeland, Central Asia (especially East and West Turkistan, where fertile fields are located), is one of the most important centers of world civilization history. Rugs found in ancient Turkish cities such as Turfan, Kara Hoça, Hotan and Turkistan and Horasan provide precise information about the style and technique used in Turkish carpet art. When the Central Asian Turkish carpet technique is examined, we encounter two separate systems. One is very simple shape made with weft and the main technique is knotted weaving.
Turks, who used the oldest woven raw materials, wool, linen, silk and cotton in carpet weaving with great skill in their first homeland, raised this art, which was an ancestral profession, to the highest level with the Seljuks in Anatolia. In the Çatal Höyük excavations BC. With the discovery of colorful tapestries on the temple walls, which can be dated to 6000, it is seen to be the most typical example of Anatolia in the Neolithic period as it is now. And again, as can be seen from all these points, it is thought that dyeing was also known in that period. No matter where the Turks went to the world, they continued the carpet weaving technique, which is a cultural element, by transferring it from mother to daughter like a flowing river.
Turkish rugs of Central Asian origin take their essence from nature; patterns take their mobility and dynamism from nature. Dragon, theoti, cloud, lightning, struggling phoenixes, dragon and phoenix struggles are the combined forms of nature and imagination. The animals in question, stylized in old Turkish carpets, constitute the main motifs frequently used as the main and dominant one.
Within the framework of history, the carpet was a daily item on which the Turks sat on the floor to keep the inside of their tents warm, prayed on it or adorned the walls, but in time it became a true work of art as an expression of our culture.