Traditional arts made of EARTHEN material
Products made of clay using various techniques: stoneware fired at high temperatures; archaeological replicas; terra cottas; chinaware in the style of İznik, Kütahya; Çanakkale ceramics; porcelain objects; modernized objects designed and produced using ceramics techniques, etc.
Traditional arts made of STONE as the main material
Anatolian products shaped by carving and chipping local stones such as alabaster, marble, lületaşı/meerschaum, Oltu stone; figurines/carvings made of semi-precious stones like jade, lapis lazuli, quartz that are abundant in India, Indonesia, Far East and China; gypsum objects etc.
Traditional arts using WOOD/PLANTS as the main material
Objects made of carved or inlaid wood: using techniques specific to Turkey ; Edirnekâri – Edirne work, kündekâri – architectural features and objects made of rare and durable pieces of wood using specific joining techniques; engraving; objects produced using overlaying, inlaying, open work techniques; baskets and similar interwoven objects from Central America, Asia, Africa made of plant fibers; Anatolian üzerliks – object made of rue, talismans, walking sticks, saddles, hand carved spoons, musical instruments, products made of wheat stalks, decorated leaves; resin applications; masks from Asia, Africa and Central America; palm papers from Bahrain; Japanese fans, washi papers; famous red lacquer-ware from China; Russian lacquered objects, etc.
Traditional arts made of materials of ANIMAL ORIGIN
Products made of wool, hair, leather; products made of bone, horn, tortoiseshell, coral, sea and fresh water shells; Turkish traditional shadow play characters Karagöz-Hacivat made of camel skin; rawhide shoes, Yemeni – traditional flat leather shoes; decorated ostrich eggs from Eastern European countries, Namibia and Sudan; carved coral objects from Italy, Far East; carved bone objects from India and Indonesia; objects made of horn from India, Austria, Hungary and Central Europe, etc.
Traditional arts made of METALS as the main material
Products made of iron, copper, brass, bronze; products made of gold-silver; jewellery; tombak objects – copper products gilt with a mixture of gold and mercury; musical instruments, etc.
Traditional arts made of GLASS as the main material
Glass objects designed with high technical and artistic value, modernized objects, examples from products of glass workshops; antique copies/replicas ; examples from Turkey of Beykoz glassware and çeşm-i bülbül technique where thin, coloured glass rods are placed in plain glass to create twirling lines inside the glass objects; objects by Lalique from France, Murano glass from Italy, products with special acknowledgement such as Iran’s famous long stemmed glass objects embellished with gold; Chevron beads from Venice, famous evil eye beads of Anatolia, Indian beads; stained glass objects from Turkey, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, England, Ireland and many other European countries as well as Russia, Iran, China and many other regions; glass ware produced in camardı – reverse glass painting technique frequently used in North Africa, some Asian countries and Anatolia; mirrors, trays, examples of cut glass ; examples of fused glass technique, etc.
Fabrics and cloths woven in hand looms; hand woven halı-piled rugs and kilim-flat carpets; flat carpets made using sumak, cicim techniques where the front face is decorated with motifs created using another woof; carpets made using tülü technique to produce weaves used in houses throws, quilts, mats, drapes, carpets made using palaz technique to produce flat weaves with simple designs used in daily life to dry foodstuff or cover piles of straw; kolans-weaves using Incle looms and çarpanas-card weaves that are bindings in the form of straps, cinches, girths, belly band used to support cradles, saddles, furniture; quilts, blankets, felt objects, embroidered woollen socks, caps, mittens/gloves; Anatolian needle work Oya, crochet, reel/spool laces (Renda di Bilros) and other laces; products made of silk, cocoons (cocoon plaques/panels); hand printed fabrics; kırkyama-patchwork; embroidered fabrics; macrame, knotwork etc.
JEWELLRY, ADORNMENTS-ROSARIES made of various materials
Bracelets, brassards, necklaces, brooches, pendants, earrings, rings, tiaras, buckles (fibula), hızma- golden or silver ring used on the nose, bangles, pins/badges, hair and head trimmings; belts, rosaries etc.
TRADITIONAL DOLLS AND TOYS made of various materials
Traditional dolls made of fabrics, tragacanth dolls, gypsum/plaster/porcelain dolls, dolls made of wheat stalks, knitted wool dolls etc.; whirligigs, puppets, wooden toys such as cars, trains; whistling jugs, modernized Eyüp toys, models/replicas of archeological toys etc.
Traditional Turkish decorative arts
Hat-calligraphy using Arabic letters, tezhip-gilding/illuminating hand writings; miniatures, ebru/marbling, examples of the art of binding and kat-ı-a decorative technique made by cutting off a motif from paper or leather.
The handmade dolls which are created with different materials and techniques, are differing in type, shape, size and style and are generally designed as art objects rather than toys.
Examples of intangible cultural heritage
Sema/Semah, whirling dance ritual of Mevlevi and Alevi orders , Newros ceremonies on March 21 to celebrate spring , Ahilik-a solidarity organization dating back to 13th Century mainly adapted among craftsmen and tradesmen, Karagöz-Hacivat-characters of the Turkish shadow play; Turkish coffee culture, etc.
Painting/Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramics Art, Glass Art, Graphic Arts, Photography, Calligraphy etc.